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The Little Divers By Siebe Heinke

SCUBA, HARBOUR

12 BOLT DIVERS HELMETS

Martin Marine Ltd based at Dartford in Kent carried out diving work along the river Thames from about the late 1950’s to about the mid 1970’s. While working for Mrs. Mary Martin or Mrs M. as we called her, she ran the company after the death of her husband Bromm Martin.  After one particular difficult diving job and knowing I was very interested in old diving equipment she handed me the three little glass model divers, I was overjoyed as I had not seen anything like them before or since. Made by Siebe Heinke and moulded from hard rubber. I have been told that one can up on E-bay and was sold for silly money, I have no idea of their value but they are
priceless to me