Diving Helmets

Purchasing Instructions

To purchase items, please call (610) 847-6824 or email us at schraderdive@gmail.com. Please give the item number and/or item name and desired quantity, along with your contact information. Diving helmets require a 25% deposit, and signature on release, before we begin building your helmet for you. Prices listed do not include shipping and handling. We accept payment by check, money order, or PayPal. There is a 6% sales tax for in state purchases.

Craftsweld Style Commercial Helmet

The classic Craftsweld twelve bolt, screw top, commercial diving helmet.  In 1952, after Craftsweld Equipment Corp. purchased the Schrader diving business from Scovill, they modified the classic Schrader helmet to meet the demands of modern divers.  This version follows their modifications.  Craftsweld did away with the hooks and eyes on the bonnet and replaced the studs on the breastplate with USN MK V lashing eyes.  Likewise they added a communications gland and cup.  The bonnet is spun from .050” copper, and the breastplate hammered from the same .050” thick copper, both which receives tin plating.  It is mated to a commercial style collar dry suit only and a Schrader non-return valve and tee wrench come with the helmet.

Features:
Three or four windows (add $265.00 for top window)
41 lbs. weight (add 2 lbs. for top window)
Screw in face plate
Breastplate lashing eyes
Communications inlet and cup
Integrated drop pin safety lock
5/16” glass windows
Serial number stamped on breastplate, bonnet neck ring and collar straps

Price: $6,345

F-180/F-280 Commercial Helmet

The classic Schrader twelve bolt, screw top, commercial diving helmet.  The helmet as currently produced was originally designed around 1910.  This version follows the 1941 drawings.  The bonnet is spun from .050” copper, and the breastplate hammered from the same .050” thick copper, both which receives tin plating.  It is mated to a commercial style collar dry suit only.  A Schrader non return valve and tee wrench come with the helmet.

Features:
Three or four windows (add $265.00 for top window)
40 lbs. weight (add 2 lbs. for top window)
Screw in face plate
Breastplate studs for chest/back weights
Lashing eyes and hooks on bonnet
Integrated drop pin safety lock
5/16” glass windows
Serial number stamped on breastplate, bonnet neck ring and collar straps

Price: $6,285

Schrader Greek Style Sponge Diving Helmet

The sponge diving helmet is based off the classic Schrader twelve bolt, screw top, commercial diving helmet.  It has a much larger front window, with a 5 3/8” diameter view and no guards on the side windows.  The helmet as currently produced was originally designed around 1910.  This version follows those drawings.  The bonnet is spun from .050” copper, and the breastplate hammered from the same .050” thick copper, both which receives tin plating.  It is mated to a commercial style collar dry suit only.  A Schrader non return valve and tee wrench come with the helmet.

Features:
Four windows.
42 lbs. weight
Screw in face plate
Breastplate studs for chest/back weights
Lashing eyes and hooks on bonnet
Integrated drop pin safety lock
5/16” glass windows
Serial number stamped on breastplate, bonnet neck ring and collar straps

Price: $6,386

BH US Navy Bolt Helmet (MK II)  

This is Schrader’s first helmet style specifically designed for the US Navy.  The helmet as currently produced was originally designed around 1912, being adapted from its commercial version.  It uses five hinged bolts to clamp the bonnet to the breastplate.  It also has a unique communications assembly, unique to Schrader.  We have reproduced this like the original, but with a modern cone two way speaker.  The bonnet is spun from .040” copper, and the breastplate hammered from .050” thick copper, both which receives tin plating.  It is mated to a commercial style collar dry suit only with 1/2”-12 TPI studs.  A Schrader non return valve, telephone close cap, and two different wrenches come with the helmet. 

Features:
Four windows.
65 lbs. weight
Screw in face plate
Breastplate studs for chest/back weights
Lashing eyes
Integrated drop pin safety lock
5/16” glass windows
Breastplate tee wrench and helmet wrench
Serial number stamped on breastplate, bonnet neck ring and collar straps

Price: $8,800

US Navy Interrupted Thread Helmet (MK IV)  

This is Schrader’s second helmet style specifically designed for the US Navy.  The helmet as currently produced was originally designed after 1912, being adapted from the five bolt version.  It uses an interrupted thread to mate the bonnet to the breastplate.  It also has a unique communications assembly, unique to Schrader.  We have reproduced this like the original, but with a modern cone two way speaker.  The bonnet is spun from .040” copper, and the breastplate hammered from .050” thick copper, both which receives tin plating.  It is mated to a commercial style collar dry suit only with 1/2”-12 TPI studs.  A Schrader non return valve, telephone close cap, and tee wrench come with the helmet.

Features:
Four windows
53 lbs. weight
Screw in face plate
Breastplate studs for chest/back weights
Lashing eyes
Integrated drop pin safety lock
5/16” glass windows
Serial number stamped on breastplate, bonnet neck ring and collar straps

Price: $7,400

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