Lloyd Bridges as Mike Nelson in Sea Hunt, Sean Connery as James Bond, or
Zale Parry (bottom photo) all are legends of diving masters. Keep your
calendars open for the Vintage Dive and Swap Meet on August 13 and 14 to
coincide with the meeting of the Double Hose Club.
Voit 24 Carat
Voit 24 carat
trimmed knife with sheath. only a couple
hundred made. this
would be the early 60's.
Aqua-Lung Aquamaster Round label,
introduced in 1970-72 when they changed
to this style of labels, then a decal.
Jet Air Black
This is a
Aqua-Lung Jet Air Black in Color 1956 to 1957 These
were not popular because nobody at that time liked
Fiberglass or composites.
This is a
Aqua-Lung DY Jet Air it was first introduced in 1956.
made of high impact fiberglass phonelic compound.
no label, all of the information was stamped in the case and it
Blue Label With the plate riveted on. Was only
1953-1954 This was the first Of the American
Cousteau's cousin Rene' Bussoz. He operated
out of Rene's
Sporting Goods, at the World famous 1045
Broxton Ave. Los
Angeles, California. These Broxton
Regulators are very
School of Deep Sea Diving
School of Deep Sea Diving, Al Mikalow was the
director and we have Skin Diver ads back to
1956. This is a
U.S. Divers Aqua-Master with their sticker
placed on the
reg. It is a one of a kind. This reg and
poster were displayed in their entry way to the front
office until their
closure. The regulator has never been wet.
Scuba" was very economical which made it
one of the popular regs of the early 60's. It is shown with
the hope page
valve, which kept the water out of your
mouth. This was
manufactured by Healthways.
Gold and White
This was the
last production run on double hose regs for
was noted for it's unique way of fastening
to the tank. It
was one of the easiest breathing
Healthways because of the "Venturi
Merlin, 1965 has a Seibe Gorman Mouth piece, and parts. Heinke was bought out by Seibe Gorman in 1965. This was one
of the last Heinke's made. They were one of England's oldest
Hydronaut was introduced in 1964 it cost $75.00
"DA"- Navy Approved
"DA"-Navy approved two-hose introduced in 1957. The word "approved" was added to the plate this year.
Navy 11 1963 First introduced, it cost $95.00
Waterlung Hydronaut 2
Hydro-Twin II was first introduced 1964. By this time owner Sam Lecocq had sold a large portion of Sportsways and is listed
as a consulting engineer.
Waterlung Hydronaut 2, was introduced in 1969.
Dual Air 1963, these double hose regs were the first to be
introduced with stainless steel cases and parts. There were
only several hundred made.
number 1382 1958 Sportsways first production run. This reg
has been confirmed by Sam Lecocq, the inventor as one of the
first he made. The red hose, stainless plate, and pipe
threads are evident.
This is a "Waterlung"
first single hose production run 1958 regulator Number 498,
inventor Sam Lecocq Sportsways. Stainless steel plate, only
reg with a red hose. It used tapered pipe threads for first
and second stage. The tilt valve came from the self
canceling urinal valve. When it is pressed down, it flushes for a
moment, then returns to the neutral position. This reg has been
confirmed by Sam Lecocq as one of the first he made.
Waterlung secnd production run 1958-59. Note the change in the
hose, now black. But it has an all stainless name plate, unit 2958.
The Voit NAVY
V66 was introduced in 1962. It was a two-stage regulator with the
exception of the bottom box and mouth piece. All Parts
interchanged with the Aquamaster.
Fathom Chrome Case
The Voit 50
Fathom chrome case VCR 2 or later VCR 22, which dates it
This is the
Blue 50 Fathom, known as the V-55, introduced 1962. The
case is molded of ABS cycolac (plastic). It is known for the
bright blue color, grey hoses and mouth piece.
Side mount Air Checker
Side mount Air Checker, 1959. Sam Lecocq was always coming up with
Gorman Diving Torch
Diving Torch made in England, perfect condition and it works. Seibe Gorman went out of Business in 1999.
Gorman Essgee made around 1962. Seibe Gorman went out of
Business in 1999. They were very big in the commercial
diving business with helmets and equipment. Their equipment
was known for quality. Check out all the piping on the
fittings and hoses. All Made in England.
made in England, early 60's. They were produced by Submarine
Royal Master 1970 - 1973. Popular because you could use
Royal Aqua-Master in the box, 1971-1972. The Aqua-Master was
dropped in 72, thus the only double hose was the
Royal Aqua-Master after 1972 by U.S. Diver's.
Mistral made in Italy, by permission from Spirotechniques of
France. The plate was yellow and red. It is estimated to be
produced in the early 60's.
July 1955 "How to enjoy Skin Diving". Always wear your face plate
to keep the spray from hitting you. Would that be a Mask?
July 1953, Did you know you can stay under water almost an hour"
Build your own. Take two surplus CO2 Bottles, OK well $40.00 is
all it will cost.
regulator was first produced in 1954 for the U.S. Navy. One
year Later 1955 they made it available to the public. This
was The second Double Hose to be produced in the U.S. This
particular reg has serial number 8-4318, the 8 means it
was manufactured in 1958. Zale Parry, movie star and stunt woman, and
her husband Parry Bivens were contracted through their
company Scientific Underwater Research Ent to do extensive
research. Most famous was the 209 foot deep dive in 1955 for
the first woman, landing Zale on the cover of May's sports
Illustrated using a Northill.