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QSS Lusitania - souvenir of launch

QSS Lusitania - souvenir of launch

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QSS Lusitania - souvenir of launch

QSS Lusitania - souvenir of launch, commemorative 18 carat gold handled scissors, with stainless steel blades, the crossover engraved with John Brown and Co. Clydebank and Sheffield, J Rogers and Sons running along the blade, QSS Lusitania on the other side bears the crest of the Cunard Steamship Company. The handles of organic shape hallmarked Sheffield 18ct. 1902-3, maker's mark for J. Rogers and Sons. Black Morocco and gilt presentation box inscribed Souvenir of Launch of Q.S.S. Lusitania Clydebank 7th June1906'. The launch event is described by numerous newspapers of the day. Aberdeen Journal: Lady Inverclyde slit the cord'. Dundee Courier: Lady Inverclyde cut the cord and set the hydraulic machinery in motion'. The Yorkshire Post describes the event as a christening and records Lady Inverclyde swings the wine bottle and presses a button'. Also that she was presented with a jewellery souvenir of the ceremony and noted in most papers is that Lady Inverclyde departed after the launch and took no part in the later celebrations. Provenance Frank Webb Collection, Registrar Wellcare Historical Medical Museum purchased 1930, later given to R.C. Calam and then by family descent. Date: 1906

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