GB, firstly welcome from the SF Bay Area! Secondly does it look like this:
"J.C. Higgins Aqua-Air-Lung single stage two hose regulator, sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co. from 1956-1958. These were manufactured by U.S. Divers and sold under the J.C. Higgins label."
"This particular regulator is basically an "Over Pressure Breathing" model, but it has a "Mistral" nozzle and hose assembly. Since the Mistral did not come out until around 1958, the early J.C. Higgins regulators may have had 100% Over Pressure Breathing parts, including the metal mouthpiece."
If it does, it's made by US Divers and is HIGHLY collectable!
They also sold a rebranded Healthways Scuba Star:
I love any kinda Higgy gear: here I am with my duck-suit and shotgun!
Hi everyone george in Iowa. I started diving in high school in Minnesota in ‘78 or ‘79. Crap I’m getting old. I had some “buddies” that took me ice diving after boot camp back in MN. The fun part was they had dry suits and I only had my wetsuit. Stayed in for about 15 minutes, haven’t done it since but probably would with the right gear
Did some diving while in the military in California and overseas in Okinawa Japan. Kind of drifted away after 4 years in the military, took a trip to the caymans did a few dives but my son got certified a few years ago and I got decertified to get the rust off and we have made a few dives together. Now have moved to Iowa and I think there’s 1 lake but I haven’t found it yet
I am looking for advice on doing some research on an old regulator. When I first got certified I found a tank ad regulator at a garage sale. The regulator was too old but I kept it. It’s a Sears and Roebuck 2 stage. I have googled, found videos showing old catalogs but nothing on this guy. I have read that Sears slapped their name on lots of stuff but I can’t find any info to lead me to think I should just get rid of it or maybe someone would want it
Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can keep looking?
Thanks for your help from one “vintage” diver to another, vintage means old right?
Sorry I missed your posts! Welcome to the forum.
I'd love to see a picture of your regulator, in order to ascertain what it is. As far as I know, Sears never had a two stage double hose regulator. I'd guess it's a rebranded Mistral single stage, double hose reg. If you are having difficulty posting photos to the forum, pls PM me here.