Deep Sea Diving

Buie 29109 46 cat

As the war wound down DESCO needed to develop products to compete with a potential glut of surplus diving equipment. The Browne Utility Helmet was a stripped down version of the Buie Helmet. It eliminated the entire gas system, and the complex front window assembly from the Buie helmet. It was offered beginning in the 1945 catalog as a alternative to the standard gear.  The Browne Utility helmet would be the first low volume helmet to hit the market, some twenty years before the Savoie or DESCO Air Hat.