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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. David Wilson

    David Wilson Contributor

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    I would agree about the likelihood of the Kinugawa Tropic mask dating back to the 1960s, but no earlier, because of the compensator bosses, which were patented between the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1960s. I do have some online auction images of a black and an orange Kinugawa diving mask, see below:
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  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Contributor

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    Just noticed this on eBay...
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    Kinugawa mask models included the Ebb Tide (above), Blue Eye, Diver, Max Pro, Tenue as well as the Tropic. Typical mask box below:
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    Hope all this helps.
     
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  3. Pacediver

    Pacediver Contributor

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    All this is great info. Thanks I also emailed the company but they directed me to their website which shows they are making the samestyle round mask minus purge,thanks for the response,one to add to my gear will try it out soon. Thanks again
     
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