C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo

C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo
C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo
C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo
C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo
C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo
C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo
C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo
C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo
C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo
C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo
C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo
C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo

C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo

HERE IS AN EXTREMELY RARE PRESENTATION POWDERHORN FOR THE CHIEF ENGINEER OF VARIOUS WHITE STAR LINE SHIPS, THOMAS SEWELL. HE WAS VERY LUCKY TO HAVE BEEN ON ALL OF THE TITANIC SISTER SHIPS AND NOT THE TITANIC HERSELF!

THE POWDERHORN WAS PRESENTED TO SEWELL WHEN HE WAS CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE MAJESTIC AS IT IS CARVED ON THE HORN WITH A LION PULLING AN ARCHER IN A CHARIOT. THE PIECE IS INSCRIBED: PRESENTED TO MR THOS SEWELL CHIEF ENGINEER STAR LINE BY SMITH & RAND POWDER CO OF NEW YORK. THE OBITUARY ARTICLE THAT COMES WITH THE HORN READS: THE LATE MR THOMAS W.

SEWELL THE DEATH TOOK PLACE RECENTLY OF MR. THOMAS WILSON SEWELL, WHO WAS FOR OVER 34 YEARS CONNECTED WITH THE WHITE STAR FLEET.

HIS MANY PERSONAL QUALITIES POPULARISED HIM AS A FRIEND, AND HIS FAITHFULNESS AND DEVOTION TO HIS WORK, AS WELL AS HIS SKILL, MADE HIM A VALUED EMPLOYEE OF THE WHITE STAR LINE, LIVERPOOL. THE DECEASED WAS BORN IN MARYPORT IN 1844.

AS AN APPRENTICE HE SERVED WITH MESSRS LAIRD, OF BIRKENHEAD AND AFTERWARDS AS ENGINEER WITH MESSRS LAMPORT & HOLT. AS FAR BACK AS 1871 HE ENTERED THE SERVICE OF THE WHITE STAR LINE, HIS FIRST POSITION BEING AS SECOND ENGINEER OF THE BALTIC. SHORTLY AFTER THIS HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE OCEANIC NO. AFTER SERVING ON THE BRITANNIC, CELTIC, TEUTONIC, AND MAJESTIC, HE WAS FINALLY APPOINTED CHIEF ENGINEER TO THE OCEANIC NO. ON THIS VESSEL HE SERVED FAITHFULLY TILL SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR, WHEN FAILING HEALTH COMPELLED HIM TO RETIRE.

HE PASSED AWAY AS STATED AT HIS RESIDENCE, 177 KINGSLEY ROAD, LIVERPOOL. MEASURES AROUND 17 ΒΌ INCHES LONG.

SOME MINOR WEAR FROM AGE & USE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST! The item "C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo" is in sale since Thursday, June 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items". The seller is "valleyforgeantiques" and is located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

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C 1880 PRESENTATION POWDERHORN CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS SEWELL WHITE STAR LINE vafo