These brass letters spell "C dec" and were originally located in the first class grand staircase to direct passengers to the C level. The "k" was never recovered. This artifact has never been on public display.
All first class accommodation had access from one deck to another either by the two grand staircases or three elevators. The grand staircases were decorated with a blend of late 17th century English style and Louis XIV; oak paneling covered the walls. #FirstClassFriday #Titanic
SILVER TITANIC CHOCOLATE POT: This beautiful silver chocolate pot was recovered in 1987 and painstakingly conserved to stabilize the silver surface. This pot is an amazing piece of Titanic history. It was used to serve hot drinks (chocolate and café au lait) in the first-class restaurants aboard Titanic.
These massive steel posts were used to tie Titanic to the pier using four-inch-thick manila ropes. Originally, these bollards were located at the stern on the Third Class Poop Deck, but as Titanic sank, they broke off and were later recovered from the seabed. Holes at the top of each post assisted in ventilating work spaces and the third-class public rooms on the deck below.
A weighted pivot ensured that this silver lamp would remain upright in all weather. For Titanic passengers who wanted to read in bed, an eye cast into the base of the lamp allowed for convenient placement upon a hook on the wall. This gimbal lamp was recovered from the Expedition that took place in 2000.
The Second Class Smoking Room was located on the Bridge Deck and was a “male-only” smoking area. Decorated overall in paneled oak and dark green Moroccan leather, the Second Class Smoking Room also had a bar for spirits and a lavatory.