Titanic Artifact:


This picture shows a steel and brass door that was one of several safes onboard Titanic. The circular manufacturer’s plaque on the front reads: ”THOMAS PERRY & SON LD. BILSTON FIRE-RESISTING SAFE.” Centrally placed is a shield flanked by a lion and a unicorn, with a banner stating in French  “DIEU DROIT ET MON.”  The emblem is a replication of the seal of the British monarchy with their motto: “God and My Right.” By using this seal, the person indicated that they probably had royal patronage.

Thomas Perry & Son was established in 1806 as an iron foundry that produced armor plates.  During the nineteenth century, they also became respected for the high quality portable safes they produced.