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Speaking of vintage equipment

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by 12th Man, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. 12th Man

    12th Man Angel Fish

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    I DVR'd the classic movie Creature from the Black Lagoon from 1954. I watched it the other night. Talk about vintage dive equipment. I was digging it each time they pulled out the smaller double AquaLung tanks, suited up with their vintage mask and regulator and down in the water they went. I guess, it was all state of the art back then.

    Sorry can't figure out how to post the picture I wanted to share.

    Great old movie BTW.
     
  2. regulator bj

    regulator bj Barracuda

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    Hi 12th Man
    C F T B L 1954.JPG Maybe this will help
    john68
     
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  3. 12th Man

    12th Man Angel Fish

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    That was the picture I was trying to figure out how to upload. Thank you.
     
  4. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Love those old promo shots. The reg in the photo is up side down. :)
     
  5. dead dog

    dead dog Solo Diver

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    The speargun is big enough to take down a whale.
     
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  6. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    wow herman I had to look twice to see it
     
  7. lowflyer

    lowflyer Divemaster

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    Just look at my avatar if you want to see vintage equipment:)
    Yes, that's me back in the day.
     
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  8. David Wilson

    David Wilson Loggerhead Turtle

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    Fact and fiction 1954-style. The latter:

    And the former, illustrated in figure 54 below from Hilbert Schenk Jr and Henry Kendall's classic diving manual Shallow Water Diving and Spearfishing, whose first edition Cornell Maritime Press published in 1954, the very same year Universal-International released Creature from the Black Lagoon:
    Desco_Schenk&Kendall.jpg
    Founded in 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the Diving Equipment and Salvage Company and still in business today, underwater gear manufacturer DESCO expanded its product base of exclusively professional, commercial and military designs from 1947 to1960 to supply a then growing peacetime leisure market with masks, fins, snorkels, spearguns, aquaplanes and water-skis. 1949-1954 DESCO Water Sports catalogue accessible online at https://www.divedesco.com/Content/files/diveProductDownloads/1949to54DESCOWaterSportsCatalog.pdf.
     
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  9. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Photographer

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    My divebuddy is vintage equipment...
     
  10. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Photographer

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    But she is not old yet...
     

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