Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Dedicated to the discussion of vintage diving methods and equipment available prior to 1970. This forum section is limited to the diving without modern BCDs or use of an Octopus.

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Discussion of diving methods and equipment available prior to the development of BCDs beyond the horse collar. This forum is dedicated to the pre-1970 diving.
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dukenougat3d
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Wed May 03, 2017 5:58 pm

Current setup with my Healthways Deluxe Reg:
- Hydroglove Drysuit (shame that the company and it's owner died... :( )
- Generic Unbranded Oval Dive Mask
- Wigwam One-Hole Balaclava (for keeping the hood from pressing into my ears)
- Trident Neoprene Dive Belt
- Sea Pearls Slide-Thru 4lb Weights (x2)
- USN Mk.III Mod.0 Knife
- Head Corda Rubber Fins
- Aqualung Scuba Backpack (kina wanna get a basket harness, but i'm a big cheapskate and this came with the tank, so... :P )
- Luxfer 3000psi Aluminum Scuba Tank (got it used, so the air was already bled down to safe double hose-friendly operating pressures. Not how much is left in it, but the plan is to do a very shallow leak test of everything to use up the air before having it sent out for hydrostatic tests and visual inspections. Still haven't gotten a chance to do this, though.)
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subpilotjon
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 04, 2017 12:11 am

Great display of your gear, and a great cause helping out the marine animals in-need :D

Thank you Sir, just added a really awesome DESCO Browne Lung rebreather with the early era mask..prior to the 1941 Jack Browne DESCO masks set up for them.. I'll take pictures to post here.. very cool rig. People can come learn about dive history and toss a few bucks in my 1959 sea-viewer which I'm using as a donation bin.. grin

subpilotjon
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 04, 2017 12:31 am

rhwestfall wrote:
Bryan wrote:Is this a display for a museum or local show? More details would be appreciated. Thanks for sharing the pictures :)


Doesn't the 5th post (the lead in to the pictures) above yours answer this question? You got distracted by the sweet pictures..... kind of like a kid with a Playboy....


Yes it's an exhibit here on Catalina Island in Avalon where I live. The space just so happens to be right next to the Casino Point dive park which hosts thousands of divers annually.. Ed Stetson brings a group down, (generally 100+ divers for the late April weekend) from UCSB annually, (his 34th year I believe..) anyway usually Zale attends each year, she had to pass this year.. sorry she didn't get to see the set up, but she called me on my cell to congratulate me Saturday afternoon after she got a flurry of calls and pictures sent to her up in Ore. The exhibit is a natural fit for the dive park.. just a new amenity for divers who are doing surface intervals or otherwise hanging out at the point anyway. I've got a ton of stuff to still get put out..actual artifacts from ancient shipwrecks, an extensive dive related library, lots more gear.. all for a good cause.

subpilotjon
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 04, 2017 1:03 am

Mel's aqua shop tank
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subpilotjon
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 04, 2017 1:08 am

1956 Healthways bottle
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subpilotjon
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 04, 2017 1:12 am

1940 DESCO rebreather with other hard-to-find items
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antique diver
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 04, 2017 10:42 am

Subpilot, you have a great collection and what a terrific location for it!
Gives me another good reason to visit Catalina again :D

Please keep us posted on any more new additions.

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Britmarine
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 04, 2017 11:29 am

subpilotjon wrote:1940 DESCO rebreather with other hard-to-find items

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Please identify the fin in this picture. Many early manufacturers (including factories in the Soviet Union) came out with Churchill lookalikes.

subpilotjon
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 04, 2017 11:14 pm

Thanks Antique Diver..yes if you can peel outta Texas, stop by the rock and say hi!! grin..thank you for the nice comments.. Jon

subpilotjon
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 04, 2017 11:16 pm

antique diver wrote:Subpilot, you have a great collection and what a terrific location for it!
Gives me another good reason to visit Catalina again :D

Please keep us posted on any more new additions.


Thanks Antique Diver, ..yes if you can peel outta Texas, stop by the rock and say hi!! grin..thank you for the nice comments.. Jon

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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:53 pm

Here is a picture of me in my gear.
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bigdave
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:42 pm

dukenougat3d wrote:Current setup with my Healthways Deluxe Reg:


Very nice looking setup. 8) Have you gotten it into the water yet?

David

hirolazuli
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:49 am

Nice setup. But some of the photos are no longer availabl.

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Test of photo bucket

Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:21 am

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I have a subscription to Photobucket so I am testing to see if I have to pay the fee for 3rd party posting. If this shows up, I guess I do not.
Check out my website: www.vintagescubastuff.com

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Bryan
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:27 am

Pictures will continue to show up for while longer if you have a paid agreement with Photobucket. If you were using a free account the access is already gone. This is what I read while searching for a solution to the problem.
Doing it right should include some common sense, not just blindly following specs and instructions. .Gary D, AWAP on SB

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