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DESCO

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DESCO is an underwater diving equipment maker which was first organized in 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as Diving Equipment and Salvage Co. It was founded by: *Max Eugene Nohl, a diver who lived in Milwaukee. In the early 1930s he had national publicity for his salvage operations on a sunken steamship, the John Dwight. *John D. Craig, a Hollywood movie producer, a pioneer in underwater photography, who wanted to film the possible salvage of the . *Jack Browne, a diver. *Edgar End, a physician who worked in hyperbaric medicine. In 1935, Nohl, Craig and Browne designed a lightweight heliox diving suit to dive to the liner Lusitania, sunk in May 1915 by a German U-boat in 312 feet of water, 11 miles (18 km) off the southern coast of Ireland. On 1 December 1937, in Lake Michigan, Max Nohl dived to with DESCO equipment, breaking the previous record of set by British divers in 1930. In World War II DESCO made hardhat diving gear and oxygen rebreathers for the US Navy. In 1946, DE
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