TITANIC ARTIFACTS: THREE UNIFORM BUTTONS STAMPED WITH THE WHITE STAR LINE FLAG
White Star Line Titanic Artifacts:
Larger buttons like these were applied to heavy overcoats, whereas somewhat smaller buttons, also recovered from the wreck site, were probably from a jacket or vest of a deck officer, steward, or purser.
Although G. Miller & Sons manufactured these specific buttons, several different companies made uniform buttons. White Star Line did not supply its officers with uniforms; officers purchased their own uniforms from approved uniform supply shops.
In 1912, G. Miller & Sons were located in Bedford, England, near London, Oxford, and Cambridge. They were known for keeping a superior stock of well-selected goods, including “Tweeds, Serges, and Scotch and West of England cloths.”