Re: What's the oldest scuba tank you've seen?

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Posted by seahunt on March 29, 2016 at 15:28:47:

In Reply to: What's the oldest scuba tank you've seen? posted by B. Xavier on March 28, 2016 at 16:27:08:

My first tank was a champagne bottle bottom, 1800 psi 65 cu ft tank with a brass reducing collar for the valve. That brass
collar really freaked out the folks at O'Neil's dive shop in Santa Cruz. They wouldn't fill it which was Ok, but Tim O'Neil
almost got careless enough to ... get hit with it.
It had the green cotton straps for a backpack and I used it with a single diaphragm two hose regulator that sort of quit
working at about 75 feet. Got em both at the Simi Valley Swap meet for $17, cuz that's what I ahd on me.
The tank was OK in the early 70's because the boats were restricted as to how much psi they could fill.
Ya know, some of my best diving was probably with that tank. Young and dumb and having fun in a brand new world!
Enjoy the diving, seahunt

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