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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:09 am

Those are some interesting weight systems. It makes our weights seem boring.
But, simple (boring) is also good.

Thanks for the pictures.
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sun May 01, 2011 4:28 pm

Today I cleaned out the garage and got everything ready for the dive season. I also took the opertunity to take a few document photos for Insurance (and Bragging rights). Here is my family

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Of course, some tanks need to be dressed up nicely for viewing from behind.

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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Mon May 02, 2011 6:50 pm

looks like ur gonna have a busy summer .thanx AAA+++ all the way best regards
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Wed May 04, 2011 9:47 am

Well see what I just stumbled into yesterday… :mrgreen:

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The Polaris looks like it’s in pretty good shape chrome included but hoses bad, the Mistral looks like it’s in good shape but chrome is a little spotty and hoses bad, Healthways is real nice and rubber is almost workable but the dam thing is bent, really bent, must have been on a tank and tipped over, off a table… :shock: don’t know, may be terminal, but it will make a nice display. Tank is a Healthways too, and looks to be a galv. 50 with a ½” White Stag valve. Haven’t taken valve or boot off to inspect closer but may just use it to display reg. anyway. Anybody know a source for a Healthways tank sticker/decal ???

All in all the price was right, the collection is now that much more comprehensive, and I have some additional projects for next winter! :D
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Wed May 04, 2011 11:08 am

Nice find. I hope you can get that Healthways back in form. The new diaphragm's sound like they're the cat's meow, and a blue hoser just needs to be dove.

Looks like everything you found was in great shape. Must have been stored in an indoor closet becuase that stuff looks almost pristine.

Congratulations.
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Wed May 04, 2011 11:00 pm

It's finds like that what keep me lookin. Congrat's!
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 05, 2011 8:12 am

Very nice and Congrats! 8)
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Mon May 09, 2011 2:09 pm

Andy,
What you have are Cousteau Constant Volume Suit hood (dry suit) which first apperaed in the 1953 USD catalog. I owned one from 1966-1973(out grow it)and traded for other gear to a dive shop in Santa Barbara,Ca.

Thats a squale mask in the hood,some time refered to as the "SEAL" suit.

The shop located on the marine center had the hood hangin it's wall for a few years.

Where did you ever find them?

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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Mon May 09, 2011 3:59 pm

Hello Andy,
Popeye is definitely right about those.

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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Tue May 10, 2011 5:46 pm

Hi Andy,

There's a PDF of the Phoque in the Downloads section, under La Spirotechnique:

https://backup.filesanywhere.com/fs/Link.aspx

Cool find!
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 12, 2011 8:44 pm

Herman wrote:How about a couple of restoration shots. This is my latest cap depth gauge and SPG.

Before:
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And ready to dive again after a little TLC:
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I just got one of these gages in very good condition, but the depth gauge tube is shot. Where can I get a section of tubing?
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Thu May 12, 2011 9:15 pm

totally awesome hopefully ill find one and u can bring it back to life .thanx best
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section: Scooter

Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:13 pm

I don't have one of these scooters but this model has been around for quite some time.

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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:08 pm

That is a kid I can relate to! Great picture
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:28 pm

Got to like the wooden goggles. I have a pair and they seal as good as a pair from speedo.
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