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Trelleborg Purchased by Ansell Protectivie Solutions

Recently Trelleborg was purchased by Ansell Protective Solutions. The company website is undergoing a revamp so there may be link issues from this website to theirs for sizing charts and price lists. The Trelleborg name is being dropped but the dry suit line will continue as Viking. Viking has disco...
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FYI Computer Virus

Ric's computer is the primary one in our office and most of our online communications funnel through it. Yesterday we received an e-mail supposedly from FedEx saying they had a failed delivery to us. If we wanted the package we had to open an attached invoice. The attachment is actually a very nasty...
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DESCO History

Last month we were contacted by a man who found an original oval mask B Lung at a garage liquidation. It was sitting in a original DESCO shipping crate (not actually for this unit but for a diving outfit). He brought them in and Ric purchased them for our collection. I just threw together a stand to...
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DESCO History The feature article in the current edition HDS Journal of Diving

History is about DESCO's 75th anniversary this year. DESCO was founded in the summer/fall of 1937 but was not incorporated until May of 1938. Our 75th shares the year with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking and the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
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Air Hat Shipping Issue

Today we received a Air Hat we shipped to a West Coast dealer last month. The helmet had arrived to them damaged. The UPS driver made a note of the box damage when he delivered it. When opened the handle on the air control valve was marred and the valve stem was bent.  We also got back the owne...
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Leather Shoe Uppers

Eleven months ago we announced that we were bringing back leather uppers for the diving shoes. These uppers are similar to the US Navy designed ones from World War Two. The decision to return them to the product line was prompted by a request from a notable collector and classic equipment sport dive...
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DESCO History new exhibit opened at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison

DESCO History On September 17th a new exhibit opened at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison. The new exhibit is called "Wisconsin Innovations: From the Iconic to the Unexpected" The exhibit covers the many inventions, innovations, and creations that came from Wisconsin. Some highlights are wo...
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Diving History In the latest issue of the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeological Society

Diving History In the latest issue of the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeological Society's newsletter, Wisconsin's Underwater Heritage, there is a very interesting article on Wisconsin diving history. On item of particular interest was a mention of a Helium dive being conducted on the wreck of the carf...
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DESCO Pricing Changes

Pricing Change The revisions to the pricelist are not yet complete. We will hold current pricing until September 1st. We want to have the revised pricelist out to the dealers before the new pricing takes effect, which won't be possible at this late date.
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Trelleborg Pricing Change

Pricing Change We have been informed by Trelleborg that due to significant increases in material costs they will be raising prices on their products as of August 20th. A new price book is available on the DOWNLOADS page. Trelleborg Managing Director Magnus Andersson in a letter to distributors state...
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