was docked in Belfast on April 2nd, 1912 for her fitting
out. A bedroom steward named Frederick Dent Ray, after
stopping to watch a carpet layer at work in a first class
stateroom on C deck, noticed several small discarded scraps
of green carpeting laying in a corner. Since it was too
small to be used anywhere, permission was given and Mr.
Ray took it home to show his wife. He survived the sinking
of the Titanic and after returning home built a piano
stool for his wife. He discovered that the scrap of carpeting
he had removed from Titanic made perfect padding for the
seat of the stool. It's existence was eventually forgotten
until after Mr. Ray's 90th birthday when packing up the
piano stool, it tipped over revealing the scrap of Titanic
Special thanks to Spencer Knarr of OnlineTitanicMuseum.com
for this generous gift.