Deep Sea Diving

Buie U.S. Navy Type Suit

As with much of the WW II technology from many industries DESCO offered equipment developed for the Navy to the commercial market after the war. In the 1945/46 catalog the Buie helmet was offered along with a complete outfit.

A interesting historical tidbit is our discovery that E. D. Buie took out a patent on the outfit in 1953. It is curious as DESCO did the prototyping, and production of the helmet for the Navy. Since a patent was issued there must not have been any objections from the other invested parties. Click to view a pdf of the Buie patent.