U.S. Navy Morse Dive Helmet, copper and brass, manufactured by the Morse Diving Equipment Company, serial number 4301. Plaque to front of helmet reads “US Navy Diving Helmet/Mark V/ Morse Diving Equipment Co. Inc. /Boston, Mass/No. 668/Date 4/6/42”. Collar marked “DROP 311 USN 018528”. Inside of helmet marked MORSE BOSTON and MADE IN U.S. 4. The brails and bonnet all marked with the serial #4301. 18 1/2″ H x 16 1/2″ W. Provenance: Owned by the consignor’s ancestor, Francis J (Johnny) Fernandez, born on January 1, 1909 in Taunton, MA. He enlisted in the Navy when he was 31 years old. He died in 1966 in Taunton, MA.
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