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Look what I came across anyone recognize?

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by Open Ocean Diver, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Open Ocean Diver

    Open Ocean Diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Toronto, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
    That’s where my eyes were. Lol

    You think it’s 156. looks like they remove the insignia plate and scuffed the cover for some reason.
  2. lowwall

    lowwall Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    Are you sure it's not a Russian copy?

    Paging @АлександрД. And we certainly need @David Wilson to consult on masks and fins.
  3. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Napa, California
    Let me beg you to to reconsider, @The Chairman.
    No bcd; constrained in 4 feet of water; a likely full (negatively buoyant) tank; required by the photographer to orient herself to display the "proper pieces of kit" at all times? I think she did pretty well!
    Watch it another dozen times and see if you don't agree with me. :poke::rofl3::rofl3:
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  4. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NYC
    i think i had that bathing suit
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  5. lowwall

    lowwall Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
  6. David Wilson

    David Wilson Loggerhead Turtle

    The fins have a distinctive corrugation down the middle of the blade. Possible candidates are the Salvas Pacific:
    and the Super Perry:

    Those are from the late 1960s or the 1970s. Since then, the design has re-emerged in Turkey, where Istanbul manufacturer Sener Kauçuk appears to have acquired the Italian moulds and used them for its Süper Star fins:

    The panoramic mask could be one of several different three-pane models from the same period, e.g.
    There's even a US Divers version that is still made nowadays:
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  7. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Queensland Australia
    And there was I thinking it was an early Mk 10, must look closer.
  8. lairdb

    lairdb Solo Diver

    I don't think the question is "is this thread horrifying?"

    I think it's "which aspect of this thread is horrifying?"
  9. lowwall

    lowwall Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    We are just getting started. This one's better, both for trim and vintage gear:
  10. АлександрД

    АлександрД Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Moscow, Russia
    Nice theme... just one huge problem - to see the equipment behind theese girls...
    it is the same as this picture... nothing strange here?
    Even driver-dog? :)

    So, @Open Ocean Diver thank you for this youtube channel :)

    lest go for eqipment namings...
    Scubapro MK-5 - yes.

    BA-109 ... but without label in front, so - just 109 non balanced.
    and central metal part with S just removed - VDH Blog: Vintage Scubapro Regulators
    Or may be 156.. or R109, anyway something from best Scubapro
    Scubapro mk5 or 10?
    Scubapro chrome plated brass regulators...
    And non-glare front cover.
    I do not know any other regulators with fixing "nail" for adjusting knob.
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    Yes, it looks like Russian ВР-12 (ВР-10), 2nd stage, but just looks like... It is definitelly Scubapro 109
    here ВР-12 (VR-12)

    There is ВР-10 (VR-10)

    So... mask..
    Most similar with Mares Full View Basic gear from mid-twentieth-century Italy: Mares and Pirelli

    Fins... most difficult question...
    Looks (just) "like" Акванавт" (Aquanavt) from Kievguma... or Дельфин .... but no.
    Most ours and many other fins has 1 middle ridge on the bottom. Fins from video has two ridges.
    Also most of fins has tip of the blade just straight or like arc. But fins from video has "tonguelet".
    Also fins from video has just flat upper side, without any ridges.
    First I think that is Piranha Basic gear from mid-twentieth-century France
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    but also it could be Dolphin from unknown... (just found in the internet) Vtg. Pair of Children / Kids Dolphin Brand Swim / Diving Fins | eBay
    s-l500-jpg.619316.jpg s-l500-jpg.619317.jpg
    so.. fins exactly non identified.

    Tank - I think it is something from AL Faber. (Yellow painted, with long and fat neck)
    Valve - from isolating manifold (non radial), just with stub.

    Belt... (or it just full plastic backplate) from Taiwan :) American components, Russian components.... ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!

    but... all this equipment means nothing... just one important quesion is:
    Who`s that girl????

    P.S. will waiting for @David Wilson
    P.P.S while writting - David already answered :)

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