White Star Line Original Travel Leather Top Hat box. Hatters to all the king and royal family, Old Bond Street, Piccadilly. The hatbox itself shows its age but is a real piece of White Star history. Condition:old travel stickers on it , leather shows mild wear from age, handle still attached and lock works well.It measures 13'' wide 10-1\2'' tall by a depth of 8''. Below is a bit of history on the White star Line. White Star Line of Boston Packers. More commonly known as just. Founded in 1845, the line operated a fleet of clipper ships that sailed between. Today it is most famous for the innovative vessel. In 1934, White Star merged with its chief rival, Cunard Line. Which operated as Cunard-White Star Line. Cunard Line then operated as a separate entity until 2005 and is now part of Carnival Corporation & plc. As a lasting reminder of the White Star Line, modern Cunard ships use the term White Star Service to describe the level of customer care expected of the company. The first company bearing the name White Star Line was founded in Liverpool. England, by John Pilkington and Henry Wilson in 1845. It focused on the UKAustralia trade, which increased following the discovery of gold.
The fleet initially consisted of the chartered sailing ships RMS Tayleur. Ellen , Ben Nevis , Emma , Mermaid and Iowa. Near Ireland, a disaster that haunted the company for years.In 1863, the company acquired its first steamship, Royal Standard. The original White Star Line merged with two other small lines, The Black Ball Line and The Eagle Line, to form a conglomerate, the Liverpool. And Oriental Steam Navigation Company Limited.
This did not prosper and White Star broke away. White Star concentrated on Liverpool to New York City.
Heavy investment in new ships was financed by borrowing, but the company's bank, the Royal Bank of Liverpool. And was forced into bankruptcy. The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company. On 18 January 1868, Thomas Ismay. A director of the National Line.
With the intention of operating large ships on the North Atlantic service between Liverpool and New York. Ismay established the company's headquarters at Albion House, Liverpool. Adriatic of 1871, (3,888 GRT).Ismay was approached by Gustav Christian Schwabe. Merchant, and his nephew, the shipbuilder Gustav Wilhelm Wolff. During a game of billiards. Schwabe offered to finance the new line if Ismay had his ships built by Wolff's company, Harland and Wolff.
Ismay agreed, and a partnership with Harland and Wolff was established. The shipbuilders received their first orders on 30 July 1869. The agreement was that Harland and Wolff would build the ships at cost plus a fixed percentage and would not build any vessels for the White Star's rivals.Britannic and Germanic of 1874, (5,000 GRT). White Star began with six ships of the Oceanic class: Oceanic (I). Followed by the slightly larger Celtic. White Star began operating again in 1871 between New York and Liverpool with a call at Queenstown. White Star gave their ships names ending in -ic , such as Titanic. The line also adopted a buff-coloured funnel with a black top as a distinguishing feature for their ships, as well as a distinctive house flag. With two tails, bearing a white five-pointed star. The first substantial loss for the company came only four years after its founding, occurring in 1873 with the sinking of the SS Atlantic. And the loss of 535 lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia. However, when attempting to enter Halifax, she ran aground on the rocks and sank in shallow waters. Despite being so close to shore, a majority of the victims of the disaster drowned. The crew were blamed for serious navigational errors by the Canadian Inquiry, although a British Board of Trade investigation cleared the company of all extreme wrongdoing. Oceanic of 1899, (17,272 GRT). During the late nineteenth century, White Star operated many famous ships, such as Britannic (I). Several of these ships took the Blue Riband.
In 1899, Thomas Ismay commissioned one of the most beautiful steam ships constructed during the nineteenth century, the Oceanic (II). In length (although not tonnage). Thereafter White Star concentrated on comfort and economy of operation instead. In the late nineteenth century, shipbuilders had discovered that when speed through water increased above about 20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h), the required additional engine power increased in exponential.Proportion; that is, each additional increment of speed required a progressively larger increase in engine power and fuel consumption. With the coal-fired reciprocating steam engines. Of the time, exceeding about 24 knots (28 mph; 44 km/h) required very high power and fuel consumption. For this reason, the White Star Line committed to comfort and reliability rather than to speed. For example, White Star's Celtic cruised at 16 knots (18 mph; 30 km/h) with 14,000 horsepower, while Cunard's Mauretania. Made 24 knots (28 mph; 44 km/h) with 68,000 horsepower.
Adriatic of 1907 (24,541 GRT), the largest of the Big Four. Between 1901 and 1907, White Star brought The Big Four. (all around 24,000 tons) into service: Celtic. These ships carried massive numbers of passengers: 400 passengers in First and Second Class, and over 2,000 in Third Class.In addition, they had extremely large cargo capacities, up to 17,000 tons of general cargo. In 1902 White Star Line was absorbed into the International Mercantile Marine Co. Ceded control to IMM in the face of intense pressure from shareholders and J. Who threatened a rate war.
IMM was dissolved in 1932. The White Star Line and migration. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, millions of people emigrated from Europe to Canada. The Oceanic -class liners of 18701872 carried up to 1,000 third-class passengers, as did the vast majority of White Star's ships thereafter. White Star advertised extensively for emigrant passengers.
When the Line began operations in 1870, the majority of their business in the emigration trade was centred on Great Britain, and Irish emigrants remained a chief source of income for much of the company's history. From the start, a great deal of their business also came from Scandinavia, with Norway and Sweden being the largest areas of success. As the years passed, the company expanded its services into continental Europe, eventually tapping into the massive streams of emigrants from Italy, from the Slavic. Regions of Central Europe under the control of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and nations such as Romania and Bulgaria in southeastern Europe struggling with slowed economic growth and overpopulation. Also included was Europe's massive population of Ashkenazi Jews from several areas of Eastern Europe generally known as the Pale of Settlement.
A region within the Russian Empire. Designated under anti-Semitic governmental policies as the only area in which Jews were allowed to settle permanently.The Line eventually expanded their services of travel across all regions of Europe, spanning from the Iberian Peninsula to the Middle East. No exact figures are available, but White Star liners may have carried as many as two million emigrants to North America. The item "Scott & Co. White Star Line Original Travel Leather Top Hat box" is in sale since Tuesday, July 04, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Cruise Ships & Ocean Liners\White Star & Titanic". The seller is "mossenergy-half" and is located in Oneonta, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.