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Vintage dive mask. Any idea on age thinking 60s

Discussion in 'Vintage Diving & Equipment' started by Pacediver, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. Pacediver

    Pacediver Contributor

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  2. Pacediver

    Pacediver Contributor

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    The company that makes this mask is actually still making the same style oval mask,check out their website
     
  3. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Similar to the AMF Voit mask I used from 1965 to 1974. What is amazing is the purge valve never did leak!
     
  4. Pacediver

    Pacediver Contributor

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    I put a strap on it and it seems like it will work,purge valve seems good hope to try it out this weekend,I bought a reproduction one years ago but I found the rubber to stiff to make a good seal
     
  5. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Contributor

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  6. Mike Lev

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    That's a nice mask.
     
  7. Mike Lev

    Mike Lev Contributor

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    Does it have the screw clamp or band clamp on the bottom ? The screw clamp is older that would be 60's. I might have a few of there catalogs also. I will check. I have hundreds of vintage masks. Most of them in the original boxes.
     
  8. Pacediver

    Pacediver Contributor

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    Sorry for late response,band clamp on bottom
     
  9. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have not had a purge valve on a mask since skin diving in the mid1990s
     
  10. David Wilson

    David Wilson Contributor

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    Sorry too for my own late reply; I thought SB was undergoing maintenance.

    I see the mask was made by Kinugawa, which means it was made in Japan. If I recall correctly, Kinugawa Rubber is the parent company of Gull Marine Sports, which manufactures basic diving gear in Japan; see, for example, Products | GULL Scuba Diving.

    I'm afraid I haven't been able to find out a lot about the early history of Kinugawa as a diving manufacturer. Here are a couple of images I found at [All that SCUBA] 마스크의 명품 걸 베이더(Gull Vader) 리뷰 (1/2):
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    No detail there of model names, sadly.
     
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