Olof Öhman, the home made Swedish iron diving helmet.

In 2004 I visited a friend in Sweden. He showed me a complete ‘home made’ diving equipment which he just had found with an old diver there in Sweden. I took a few snap shots of the helmet but not of the boots, knife and weights: all was there, all made of iron which had been painted red. When I returned a few years later with some good photo equipment he had already exchanged the equipment with a dealer abroad for a modern diving helmet ... When I asked him about it he told me that this diving equipment was built in the early nineteen sixties by a man named Olof Öhman from Sundsvall, Sweden. The only records of this equipment being used mention the swedish town Lycksele, where it was used when salvaging a tractor that had gone through the ice.

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