January 2013
Journal of Diving History;Winter2013, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the WWII Japanese diving mask designed by Kumaki Asari, who filed for a U.S. patent on the equipment on September 27, 1938 under the title "Diving Mask." The mask was composed of an irregularly-shaped metal frame with a rubber rear portion. A cotton canvas suit was not developed as a dry suit but to protect the diver from cuts and injuries. The diving mask was manufactured by the Asahi Senken Co. until 1999.


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