Fisherman's helmet of sponges in very good condition, all the original pieces, with a very good and old patina.
The acquaintances are very small, of origin the Islands Dodecanese of fishing sponge of 1890 aprox.
In the plate it puts SMELTING TO. AVIERINOS IN EGINA (Egina is an island of Greece.
The photography corresponds(fits) to the stamp of the workshop where the helmet was made.
In the top part it puts only "Mechanourgeion", which means workshop of manufacture, "Literally "technical".
In the center the name of the owner appears, concretely To. Avgerinós (in the stamp it is in genitive case - Avgerinou - because it means "property of ".
Fi To the best of my knowledge, Greek dive helmets were made or repaired almost exclusively on the islands of Kalymnos, Symi and Lemnos which here also core hubs for the sponge fishermennally, in the last line there is mentioned the place of manufacture, Egina's island (In Aigine).
The Dodecanese, a group of islands in the southeast between Crete and Turkey. This island complex consists of around 150 islands. There are twelve major islands with the rest of the complex islands being minor and inhabited. The two biggest and most famous of them are Rhodes and Kos. Except for Rhodes and Kos, they are also some of the last remaining unspoilt and tradition bound corners of the count.
Greece is located in south-eastern Europe, on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula (Haemus peninsula). It borders with Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the east. To the West it is washed by the Ionian Sea; to the South by the Mediterranean Sea and to the East by the Aegean Sea.