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GenreDiving equipment
Founded1954 | Evanston, Illinois, United States
FounderJr Samuel M Davison
Evanston (1955-1959)

Skokie (1959-1970)

Northfield (1970 - Last)
Key people
Samuel Davison, Donald Davison, Robert Oslon, Wallace Mitchell, Doug McNeal, Gordie Shearer, Jerry Warner, Eric Johnson, Frank Fuentez, Vern Pedersen. Lenny Dwarkins.
ProductsScuba Equipment: Scuba Regulators, Aluminum Cylinders, Steel Cylinders, Stainless Steel Cylinders (INNOVATION NEVER RELEASED), Masks, Snorkels, Fins, Backpacks, Wetsuits, Drysuits, Seachute Jackets, B.C Vests, Nautilus CVS, Lights, Instrumentation Consoles, DIve Watches, Photo Equipment, Knives, Stingray Spearguns, Polespears, Merchandise, Bags, Flags/Floats/Lift Bags, Weight Belts, Books, Schematics, Accessories,
WebsiteDomain Not Operational

DACOR Corporation was a former American manufacturer of scuba diving equipment which was founded in 1954 by Sam Davison Jr. in Evanston, Illinois as "The Davison Corporation". Since its foundation. DACOR was one of the five early American diving equipment manufacturers.

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Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt around 1977 used a Dacor Dart scuba regulator to create the heavy breathing of the notorious antagonist Darth Vader.[1]


  1. ^ "The Dacor Scuba Reg Behind Darth Vader's Breathing | Scuba Diving". Retrieved 2024-05-08.