First closed diving helmet and breastplate

Made:
1839 in England
designer:
John Deane
modifier:
Augustus Siebe

Creative Commons LicenseThis image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

First diving helmet, by Augustus Siebe, 1839. For use with closed diving dress, based on suggestions by John Deane.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

First closed diving helmet and breastplate, as developed by Augustus Siebe, England, 1839, from an earlier design by from an design by George Edwards. For use with closed diving dress, based on suggestions by John Deane.

Diving helmet made by Augustus Siebe, 1839. For use with closed diving dress, based on suggestions by John Deane

Details

Category:
Protective Clothing
Object Number:
1881-47
Materials:
asbestos, copper (alloy), glass, leather
type:
helmet
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
William Augustus Gorman
status:
Permanent collection

Cite this page

Rights

We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.


Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero


Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data

Download

Download catalogue entry as json

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.