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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.
swimjim
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:28 pm

John Lundy wrote:My new RAM and DA Aqua Master - an early Christmas;>)

Don't know why the right side of the photos is clipped.


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John Lundy
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:36 am

Latest acquisitions. 50 Fathom from Rob, Mistral from Dan Barringer and yellow hoses from Bryan.


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John Lundy
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First dive in 1959, Voit 72 cuft tank and back pack, USD
Mistral regulator, Voit mask and Voit Viking fins.

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ScubaLawyer
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:33 pm

Hello all,

My 90 year-old father recently passed. While going through his stuff I found these masks. I remember him using them. Any idea what year they are from?

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"The diver who collects specimens of underwater life has fun and becomes a keen underwater observer. .. seek slow-moving or attached organisms such as corals, starfish, or shelled creatures." (Golden Guide to Scuba Diving, 1968) :D

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scubasteve59
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Aqua Lung Crate

Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:42 pm

I have always thought the La Spiro technique crate for gear was cool. You know, tank, fins, etc. all in one box. Recently I tore down some shelves in my shop and decided to "re-purpose" the wood into a tank/gear crate. Here's my prototype effort featuring my 59' Pico reg and some gear.


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antique diver
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:45 am

Nice job, Steve. Those would stack pretty good for storage when you make more.
The older I get the better I was.

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scubasteve59
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:41 pm

Thanks! Everything fits snug and in place and yes, they stack well. If I make another it will be in my brother in laws cabinet shop vs. my table saw. I have dimensions if anyone wants them.

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antique diver
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:16 pm

scubasteve59 wrote:Thanks! Everything fits snug and in place and yes, they stack well. If I make another it will be in my brother in laws cabinet shop vs. my table saw. I have dimensions if anyone wants them.
That would be good to have. :D
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dacordiver23
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:16 pm

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I finally have my DA-Aquamaster completed, tuned and ready to roll. :D

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cheeko8080
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:30 pm

Well I've been wanting to get a hold of a Spiro Royal Mistral with the black and gold label for some time. I finally did in beautiful condition but unfortunately discovered one of the parts missing that is not readily available. Luckily I was able to get a hold of that final part and now have a Spiro Royal ready to get wet when the weather warms up.

Here's my new child ready for his first day of school:
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WARNING: Double hose addiction imminent!

Automan
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:58 am

My Collection all obtained in the last 12 months

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Needs Hoses & Mouthpiece

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Needs Hoses & Mouthpiece

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Bought New

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BigMike
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:11 pm

You have been a busy guy the last year! I like the look of the black prince reg. Thanks for sharing.
You are never too old to start a new hobby.

Automan
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:06 pm

My Submarine Products Atlantic is now ready for a test dive :)

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New duckbill, new o-rings, second hand hose size adapters so it will take VDH hoses, new VDH hoses, wagon wheels and mouthpiece.

With luck, I will test this Sunday or Monday...

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adairrj
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:58 am

Hello,
Congrats about the collection!
If you get other ESSGEE for trade, please let me know!
Best regards,
*******Adair*******
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antique diver
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:15 am

That's a nice collection that you have acquired in just a year. I particularly like the Essgee Mistral. :D
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BigMike
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 29, 2014 12:43 am

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My set of twin 50s came out great! Thank you Allen for my "Big Mike" sized harness! It's awesome. Thank you to everyone on the board who helped me with my project, It started off as twin steel 72's but the USD liner issue forced me to go with aluminum 50's. Looking forward to Sand Dog!
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