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

  1. James79

    James79 Reinventor of Wheels ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Could be an old Siebe Gorman twinset:
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  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Contributor

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    E. T. Skinner & Co. Ltd. (Typhoon), the UK's best-known recreational diving equipment manufacturer back then, featured Jane Baldasare in the publicity for their latest wetsuit designs, which she wore during her English Channel underwater crossing attempts; see https://www.facebook.com/TyphoonInt/posts/1911938605650125.

    The images below appeared in the British Sub Aqua Club journal Triton:
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  3. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

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    I wondered if they made something like that. Seems much easier to work the valves. That's how I rig my pony when I rig it to the tank.
     
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  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Contributor

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    The BSAC journal Triton reported on Jane Baldasare's two underwater Channel crossing attempts in its September/October and November/December 1960 issues, reproduced below:
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  5. Open Ocean Diver

    Open Ocean Diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Unbelievable you’re right. There’s something under her left arm wonder if that’s a pressure gauge?
     
  6. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    In Australia it was Valerie Taylor when we were 'young and dumb and .... .. ...' , she was married to Ron , but we [young guys] never looked at Ron in the movies they made.
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  7. Akimbo

    Akimbo Just a diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm old and don't see anything dumb about it. :)
     
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  8. CT-Rich

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    What I read years ago was The Taylor’s would write television scripts that would have the heroine do something like fall into a pool of sharks. The idea being few actresses of the day would do those stunts, thus generating more work for Valerie.
     
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  9. AfterDark

    AfterDark Contributor

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    Valerie was on shark week or one of the shark shows this past year, still going strong!
     
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  10. Open Ocean Diver

    Open Ocean Diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Anyone who has opened a Playboy magazine from the 1960s-70s will recognize the “What sort of man” advertising campaign. These self-promotions appeared in every issue for many-a-year, terminating before the 1980s arrived. Each advert was a full page consisting of (a) a photograph of a studly male being admired by the ladies and (2) text … Continue reading "What Sort of Man Reads Playboy? The Ultimate Male According to the Bunny Magazine"
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