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|14.12.2020 Jeff M.
So kann's manchmal laufen für einen interessanten Artikel.
Aufmerksam bei F...k gelurkt:
Jeff Maynard, Historical Diving Society Australia-Pacific:
The latest Classic Diver magazine features a series of CAD drawings of the world's first commercial single hose regulator, the Porpoise, along with an interview with its Australian inventor, Ted Eldred. Plus heaps of other news and stories. The 32-page colour magazine will go to financial members this week.
Jeff angemailt, Erlaubnis, Text und Bilder per Mail bekommen. Übersetzt und fertig ist der nächste Artikel für die TH15 mit sehr schicken 3D-CAD-Zeichnungen vom Porpoise.
|25.11.2017 Des W.
I have just thought of a few more interesting items regarding the Orco/Berge mask. You might like to incorporate this information into the article too, but that is your decision.
a) Victor Berge produced a book in 1954, on his life story, titled "Danger is My Life" which contains some first-hand information on his development of the mask. It was from this book I drew some of my research for the article. I have attached an image of the cover of my copy of the book here, as it is hard to find the book these days.
b) I found another image in my collection, of Harry Chadwick using the ORCO mask in New Guinea in 1943. See attached image.
c) The only existing example of the ORCO mask that I have seen here in Australia, is one which is located in the Royal Australian Navy Museum in Sydney. Unfortunately, the rubber has gone very hard, and is basically
"frozen in time". Please see the other three images attached here.
d) One last thing ............ which I also sent to HDS Sweden, was a pdf copy of a scan I made of the original 1942 ORCO instruction booklet issued with each mask in WW2. I have an original booklet in my collection, so I made a scan for Staffan, if you would also like a copy, please let me know. It is a very basic instruction manual, with no images.
Well, that is all I can provide on the ORCO mask Lothar, I hope this will be of assistance.