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    Hero "Nautilus" crewman dive helmet from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Hero "Nautilus" crewman dive helmet from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  (Disney, 1954)  Few films have captured the imagination of viewers like Disney's 1954 epic science fiction adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, adapted from Jules Verne's book of the same name.  The film's production designer was the legendary Harper Goff-one of the primary designers of Disneyland.  The interior / exterior design of Capt. Nemo's fantastic Nautilus and its futuristic (for the 19th Century) equipment fused the elegance of the Victorian-era with the Industrial Age.  This is an incredibly rare Nautilus crewman underwater dive helmet.  Based on a vintage brass Japanese sponge diver helmet, Goff's design team modified the look by hand-crafting a copper cowling in the front, "gills" on the sides and "crown" piece topped with tubules set around the perimeter.  A "breathing cylinder" with flanking hoses completed the look.  The helmet comes with the original brass breastplate which attaches by a screw mechanism.  The crownpiece has been sympathetically hand-crafted in copper, using original production photographs for reference, as well as the breathing cylinder, rubber hoses and pressure release valve, bringing the helmet back to its former screen glory.  Measures 17.5 in. tall x 13.5 in. wide (mounted on breastplate).  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was Disney's first science fiction film, and the only film of the genre personally produced by Walt Disney.  Items from this underwater epic are exceedingly rare, this being the first Nautilus dive helmet we have ever handled.  Special shipping arrangements will apply. 

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