BO-06 - Siebe Gorman Diving Helmet (Brass/Copper) Bottle Opener

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Siebe Gorman 6-Bolt Diving Helmet Bottle Opener!

Dimensions: H 88mm x W 58mm (3.4" x 2.2")

Finished in a two-tone Antique Copper and Brass plate; resembling the real helmet!

A perfect affordable gift for any diver who claims to have everything!  A great conversation starter and we all know divers like to share experiences... Stocking fillers, surprise gifts or just a goodwill giveaway to your favourite dive buddies. 

Our bottle openers are currently one of our best sellers!

 

The Siebe Gorman Diving Helmet

Siebe Gorman became a world-renown manufacturer of early diving helmets.

Augustus Siebe the German-born founder of the firm which bears his name (1788-1872) is considered "the father of diving". Siebe's 'closed' diving helmet, first produced in 1840, allowed divers to dive safely to greater depths than ever before. Attached to a rubber suit, it became the 'Standard Dress' that revolutionized diving and made the underwater worker an essential part of both salvage operations and civil engineering. Many of the great building projects of the Victorian era - bridges, tunnels and lighthouses still in use today - could not have been built without divers.

Siebe's design was so successful that the Royal Engineers were quick to recognise the potential of helmet diving and within a few years the Royal Navy were taking the MOD spec equipment all around the world. It remained in use essentially unchanged, by the Royal Navy until 1989