Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood will be auctioning 513 individual items from the Tony and Yvonne Pardoe collection.
The sale will take place on Wednesday 15th June 2016 at St Edmund's Court, Okehampton Street, Exeter, Devon, England, EX4 1DU.
This collection is well known to historic diving societies and collectors around the world. The collection comprises many examples of diving helmets, pumps, suits, knives and accessories from makers such as Siebe Gorman, Heinke, Draeger, Morse, Schrader and may others.
In 2012 the collection was detailed in two volumes entitled 'Diving Helmets and Equipment Through the Ages'.
Items of note include a classic 12-bolt Siebe Gorman & Co Brass diving helmet and a pair of original leaded diving boots.