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What can you tell me about these doubles

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by RMcIntosh, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. RMcIntosh

    RMcIntosh Angel Fish

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    Was gifted these tanks. Looking for some info on them. Probably will use them for the man cave 33A2F307-F588-4B01-A7E4-5F621544A183.jpeg FD892E97-E1B3-4842-8301-B273EE3B2C9E.jpeg 496D4D01-8166-4414-B9E5-D517D21B8A8A.jpeg FF5B3FC2-312B-4E63-B1EF-74B0A9989AD8.jpeg
     
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  2. Can't Talk ... Diving

    Can't Talk ... Diving Nassau Grouper

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    Early (1952) Pressed Steel 38s, i think, 1/2" tapered thread valves, 1800 psi. They will be very buoyant empty. Great for show, not so much for diving unless you're into authentic vintage.
     
  3. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    OMG: Dacor rebranded tanks. Vintage value for sure.
     
  4. captain

    captain Captain

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    At one time Scott Aviation made diving equipment and fire fighter SCBA's. They made a single hose full face mask SCUBA in the 50's the Scott Hydro Pack. These are probably Scott SCBA tanks repurposed for SCUBA.
    3M now owns Scott.
    What say you Sam.

    3M Scott Fire & Safety - Wikipedia

     
  5. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    @captain

    EL captain.....

    Exactly my thoughts when I saw "SCOTT"
    And the date 1952--68 years ago!
    right in the middle of the SCOTT Hydro Pack popularity
    (And the op is just 50-- the tanks are 18 years older than him)

    Being SCOTTS and being so old I would almost consider the tanks "antique collectables "
    If there is any one collecting SCOTT Hydro pacts Wow!

    Since the OP is Canadian- perhaps he should contact Alex ?

    Stay safe -- stay covered

    Sam Miller, 111

    @RMcIntosh

    CE @Marie13
     
  6. captain

    captain Captain

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  7. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    I am in almost daily contact with Alex on one subject or another

    I woke up at 5:00 this morning with an E mail from him.

    FYI he sold SCUBA 2000 several, years ago and has retired to his Windmill Ranch

    SAM
     
  8. captain

    captain Captain

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    I had heard he retired. I haven't seen him since I was at the Sea Hunt anniversary at Silver Springs several years ago.
     
  9. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Not sure about those but the ones I have are perfectly buoyant, I love them. -2 full and +2 empty
     
  10. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

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    They are are code 3AA which defines the material type (chrome-molybdenum steel), how they are tested, the allowable stress, etc.

    What I do not see is a + stamp next to what appears to be the original test date. I find that odd. What do you think @captain?
    I think you made a similar observation over on a thread at VDH.
     
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