WSL Buttons
 
 

Displayed is a selection of original White Star Line officer's buttons. The largest is a gilt coat jacket button measuring 1" in diameter, the second is 3/4" and the small button measures 5/8".

While WSL had a company called Waterbury make these gold-toned brass buttons for several years, they changed briefly to a company called Rayner & Sons of Liverpool from 1910 - 1912. Each officer WSL officer, to include those on Titanic, may have worn these. This fact can be confirmed by a button retrieved from Fifth Officer Harold Lowe who was in charge of lifeboat #14. It is also clearly documented in a number of books to include "Titanic ~ Illustrated History" by Lynch/Marschall and Guernsey's 2004 Titanic auction catalog. It also must be noted that an officer's coat button made by G. Miller & Sons was recovered in the debris field.

 
 
 
 
These buttons are from the Cunard Line and are most likely from an officers coat or jacket
 
 

Gem Mint Inc. all rights reserved
contact


CA certified disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE)