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Unbelievable Find! Hand Etched Dated Black Glass Mallet Bottle..

Discussion in 'Underwater Treasures' started by calabash digger, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. calabash digger

    calabash digger ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well it was a cold 44 degree water kinda dive day. I heated up really good when I found this stunner!1750s Black Glass Mallet! BLACK-GLASS-1750.jpg
     

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  2. UCFKnightDiver

    UCFKnightDiver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Interesting find. Random question, what's up with your drysuit inflator, looks like it's missing?
     
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  3. calabash digger

    calabash digger ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It is... we dont dive a dry suit in a conventional way in the dark waters. I was taught this way by guys who have been dark water diving for years. Works really well.. Of course our dives are 35 ft or less...
     
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  4. UCFKnightDiver

    UCFKnightDiver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So you just deal with the squeeze?
     
  5. calabash digger

    calabash digger ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No squeeze really I dont burp the suit before I dive and it balances out nicely ... I take a leak on the second tank and open the relief zipper and lets air in and I am good for the second tank...The guy who taught me burps his and he deals with the squeeze , I just wear a little extra lead to sink me.. I am dry and no second system to manage in the high current low viz waters...Works well for what we do. I was running into some leaking awhile back but I got that fixed and figured out..
     
  6. DeepSeaDan

    DeepSeaDan Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Ontario, Canada
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    That is a beauty! You seem to have rich hunting grounds down your way for this era / style of bottle; in fact, I'm quite envious of the breadth of glass and crockery available to y'all! Such a rich and lengthy history in the USofA! I particularly love the variety of coloured glass to be found, and the great amount of pontiled glass created.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your treasure discoveries!

    DSD
     
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  7. calabash digger

    calabash digger ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks headed back Tuesday!! Cant sleep....
     
  8. DeepSeaDan

    DeepSeaDan Public Safety Diver

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    I can make it for Tuesday...:D
     
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  9. lexvil

    lexvil Contributor

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    So why bother removing the valve? Even at 35 ft you’re better off with it being able to be used if you ever needed it. The black ice is a great suit the handles squeeze well.
     
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  10. calabash digger

    calabash digger ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Calabash N.C.
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    I am crawling around in sand and muck. My arm valve had start having problems which was my fault for not washing it correctly...So I just had them removed so not to have to worry about...will NEVER use it....
     

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