couv wrote: ↑
Thu May 02, 2019 1:50 pm
OK I give up. What is the handy USD item?
Question 2, What is a BC2?
I was beginning to wonder if anyone cared what it was. It is a combination tire filler and air nozzle accessory that fit the proprietary USD hose that connected to the BC2. I found both functions to be very useful, and still useful to this day. I kept one for myself.
That was their first real Bouyancy Compensator with inflation from the divers' air supply. I think it first became available in 74 or 75 and was a great success. We sold a bunch.
There was also a BC1 (actually I think they used Roman Numerals for both of those) which was the same BC without the push button inflator.
Both versions came with CO2 inflation and had a nifty dump valve on right shoulder so you didn't have to hold the oral inflator hose up to release air. Check out a 1975 or 76 catalog.
I do have some NOS inflator and dump valve parts and hoses available, but doubtful that anyone needs those without a working bladder.
Unfortunately the bladders did not hold up well for the long term, and it would be very rare to find a functional one now.