From the beginning England played a very important role in the diving industry. People like Deane, Edwards and Pasley have done some very important things. You can read all about that in the Serious Diving History section. English diving helmets belong to the most wanted helmets for collectors.
As we will learn from the Augustus Siebe section the diving helmet was modified from the Smoke helmet from an idea developed by the Deane brothers.
Air was pumped to the firefighter by the use of a bellows similar to that used by a blacksmith.
Later design Siebe Gorman smoke helmet and larger pump in use.