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  • Ref: c_2137
The last batch of helmets from La Spirotechnique were built around 1963 by the spanish dealer (Spirotechnique España, c. Canteras 30, Barcelona, Spain). They built about 200 helmets, but only with decorative purposes. Each spanish retailer should have one in his shop as advertising of Spirotechnique. All these helmets were built without support of the "mother" Spiro from France to avoid possible problems with registration, customs and other burocratic issues. They were build theoretically as "decorative items", but with a so hight degree of perfection that they are operational and can be used for diving without modifications. In fact, some of these helmets were used by the Marina Nacional Española and the Escuela Náutico Pesquera de Alicante, were i learn to dive with this equipments.

On the label we can see the logo and name of La Spirotechnique and also the "BUZ S.A." at left. The Nr. 120 is present in the four sectors, in the inner and outer side of the helmet, in the front window and also in the air conection manifold. The weight is of 20,650 kg, it's absolutely hand made, and his 12 bolts are similar to the Siebe Gorman helmets with four windows, but this windows are round in the Spirotechnique and square in Siebe Gorman. Like the old french helmets, it has external protection only in the top side window.

Other items are very similar to what we found in the english helmets. As accesories fot these equipment were built also special boots with a sole of wood and lead, and a weight of 13250gr for the pair (see ref. 1059).

Foto: Advertising appeared in the magazine "L'Adventure Sous-Marine" nr. 128 mars-avril 1968. His price was of 6.000 french Francs (+ taxes). It was sold as hand made and fully operational, with the adress of the dealer. At this time finished his distribution by Spirotechnique España.
I only buy pieces or change/sell the pieces published on my website with the tag "CHANGE - FOR SALE". If you have some things to offer or to change, we can speak about the price and in the case of change, we pay the price difference by cash. I’m a spanish collector of classic diving helmets, boots, knives, etc. Don't hesitance to contact us if you have some item to offer.