Joseph Scauda air supply pump
The Scauda air pumps were not so popular. They are small, mounted in a wood frame and called "Tabouret" by the french divers. The maximum diving depth with thies pumps is of 30m, and they were designed with the sponge collectors in mind.
THREE PISTONS PUMP Numbered 131-132-133,and with a 13 in the crank, small air tank.
Manometer up to 3 kg
Label: "SCAUDA atelier de construction mecanique de machines, de scaphandres et casques, 48 Quai de Rive-Neuve Marseille"
Weight of the pump with box: 92,3 kg.
Dimensions: 51 x 45 x 43 cm
Handles: 2 with a diameter of 55 cm and a weight of 22,15 kg. each.
Frame: weight of 9 kg and dimensions of 60x47x39 cm
Born in Napoli (Italy), grounded a company in 1896 that last until 1945. Specialized in nautical instruments, his workshop was in the old harbour of Marseille and the official name was "SCAUDA atelier de construction mecanique de machines, de scaphandres et casques". The address was "48 Quai de Rive-Neuve. Marseiile".
At the beginning he repaired old diving helmets like the built by his compatriot Joseph Cabirol, but some time later he build his own helmets.