‘DiveScrap’Index

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!! FAKE HELMETS !!

The ‘British Standard Diving Helmet’ (copy of a 12 bolt Siebe Gorman)

The German dealer who seems to have a source for these helmets does not pretend that this is a Siebe Gorman helmet. But since it is not a genuine (old) diving helmet we still list it on the website: the chance exists that a buyer later offers such a helmet for sale ‘with bad intentions’ ... The helmet is clearly copied from the British Siebe Gorman 12 bolt helmet but since it has no badge and the dealer does not claim that it is a Siebe Gorman this is not a case of fraud. Still it can be very dangerous to actually use this helmet under water.