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What tanks are these?

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by Ghetto Diver, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Ghetto Diver

    Ghetto Diver Solo Diver

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    Wth am I looking at here? 20191023_181918.jpg
    The SRP stamp is suspicious (old o2 bottle or something?)
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    I don't have access to them, yet.
    That's a 13cf dropped in for comparison.
    Not worried about the neck size.
     
  2. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Yeah it's a beautiful tank, is there green underneath the orange, makes for a perfect vintage pony, better than the best


    USD also made those tanks, I've got one for diving with a similar scuba valve, white here is O2, overpainted with yellow.
     
  3. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Made in 73 so it's not vintage. No scuba manuf was using tapered threads by then so my guess is it's a repainted O2 tank.
     
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  4. Flmedic89

    Flmedic89 Angel Fish

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    Haha you beat me to the page to ask the same question. No sign of repaint. A friends dad used to use them to scuba dive for golf balls in Florida lakes. They are made by PST. I scraped away some orange in a random spot and no green anywhere. That being said, for $20 a tank what do you have to lose
     
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  5. Ghetto Diver

    Ghetto Diver Solo Diver

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    So, what's the cutoff now?
     
  6. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    1972, when the last royal aquamaster was made seems to be the most commonly cited cutoff
     
  7. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

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    The Royal Aqua Master was around in 1973. That is the last year that it was supposed to be around, but I just double checked the US Divers catalogs. The catalogs shows the Royal Aqua Master in 1973 and in 1974. It was not in the 1975 catalog.

    I remember having them for sale (at the dive shop were I worked) around 1973 or even 1974, but the last one sat around for a while without selling.


    The description at the top of this section reads:

    But most vintage equipment divers probably consider the equipment of the mid and late 70's as very innovative. There were a lot of interesting equipment ideas that were being explored in the late 70's.
     
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  8. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Its not so much the year as it is about some unique characteristic that sets it apart . A 57 Chevy will always be a classic, a 75 Vega will not. These are old tanks but no different than they are today. Vintage has some unique quality about it as opposed to just old, these tanks have nothing to set them apart from a new one other than age.
     
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  9. loosenit2

    loosenit2 Solo Diver

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    my born on date was in 1972, glad to know I'm officially vintage now.:D
     
  10. Jcp2

    Jcp2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What is your unique quality that sets you apart, aside from being old?
     
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