Diving Helmet and Equipment Through The Ages Books
A 2 volume Book set by Master Diver Anthony Pardoe,presented in a protective slip case and containing photos and information on many of the World’s most well known makers including:
Siebe Gorman, Morse, DESCO, Heinke, Galiazzi, SALVAS, Draeger, Piel, Petit, IAC, Schrader, Flohr, Clouth and many, many more.
This publication, in two volumes is a compendium or Diving Museum in a book of diving equipment through the 19th and 20th centuries. It is a catalogue of one of the most prolific collections in private hands today and is the culmination of a lifetime’s work.
The title of the book is Diving Helmets and Equipment through the Ages By Anthony Pardoe.
This high quality coffee table style publication is in 2 volumes, the first, exploring Tony’s World of Diving Helmets is copiously illustrated with well over 650 colour photographs plus drawings and black and white illustrations in some 240 pages. Each helmet has a description with technical details where known, though as some of the items are over 100 years old this information has been lost as the producers have ceased trading many years ago.
Featuring around 150 helmets the book will provide the reader with many hours of pleasure as well as being an invaluable source of reference for the newly interested and avid collector alike.
Volume 2 illustrates Tony’s equipment collection in over 220 pages and has chapters on Pumps, Diver’s Control Panels , Telephones, Lamps, Knives, Tee Spanners , Cuff expanders, Diver’s weights, Boots, Suits and Ancillary Equipment.
There are items included which have rarely ever been seen and the book illustrates equipment the reader may never have even known existed.
Again with literally hundreds of colour photos the Equipment Volume is the most comprehensive ‟catalogue‟ of old diving equipment available today.
Each Volume is 285 mm X 285 mm and have a combined weight of 4.5 Kilos.
The paper is a high quality satin finish and bound so the pages fall naturally.
There is even a useful magnifier/ruler/bookmark included.
With a foreword by the author and acknowledgements to such luminaries and renown collectors in the Diving World as Leon Lyons, Freddie Braun, Gincarlo Bartoli, John Bevan , Phil Thurtle, Roger Lundbeck, Sven Ericsson and Mikael Zingmark plus many more, the books also contains a brief autobiography of Tony’s life and a touching dedication to Tony’s wife Yvonne.