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A tinned 6-bolt admiralty pattern diving helmet.<br />
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A British couple's lifetime hobby of deep sea diving is set to make them a breathtaking £500,000 when they sell one of the world's finest collection of vintage diving helmets.<br />
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Anthony and Yvonne Pardoe amassed over 150 heavyweight copper helmets worn by divers during the early days of underwater excavation.<br />
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Weighing about 55lbs, the dome-shaped helmets bolted onto a copper collar of a diving suit and had a hose attached to the rear to provide air supply from the surface.<br />
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They are being sold in Devon next month.