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Discussion in 'Vintage Diving & Equipment' started by Open Ocean Diver, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    14,157
    10,489
    Hi @Bigbella

    Do you know the year? Complete deluxe outfit for $170
     
  2. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    1,567
    1,577
    "Tank holds enough air for one hour of diving. Shipped filled with air."

    Yikes.
     
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  3. Bigbella

    Bigbella ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: San Francisco
    1,033
    1,054
    The best that I could do, was the early 1960s . . .
     
  4. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    1,567
    1,577
    My guess is late '50s.

    @David Wilson can probably pin it down within a year or two by the masks and fins.
     
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  5. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    1,567
    1,577
  6. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    14,157
    10,489
    So $170 in 1962 would be about $1,465 dollars today. 1958 would be more like $1532.
     
  7. Bigbella

    Bigbella ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: San Francisco
    1,033
    1,054
    Yeah, but those fins and masks were also available when I was a kid -- and I'm not that old . . .
     
  8. Bigbella

    Bigbella ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: San Francisco
    1,033
    1,054
    Even more on eBay, in "mint" condition, heh, heh, heh . . .

    I've seen period regulators go for thirty -- fifty times their original prices . . .
     
  9. Bigbella

    Bigbella ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: San Francisco
    1,033
    1,054
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    Hey, Tampax saves the day -- even for a cascading nosebleed, from a reverse block. Sadly, I know that one from bitter, past experience.

    Looks like the lovely woman is sporting a Cyklon 300 . . .
     
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  10. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    61,578
    29,945
    It was all trucked back then.
     
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