RMS Carpathia, Cunard Line, maiden voyage May 5th 1903; sunk July 15th 1918.
Salvaged moulded green glass Cannington, Shaw & Company Limited beer bottle. Moulded 'CS & Co Ltd' to the underside. Approx. h. 8.125", dia. 2.75".
Note: Recovered on August 28th 2007, dive ten, by the Achilles rover at lat. 49º 22.069' N, long. 10º 41.686' W by an ROV basket. Accession number 07/0052. A conservation/condition report and certificate of authenticity will accompany this lot. Provenance: May 2001, Premier Exhibitions, Inc. acquired ownership of the wreck of the Carpathia, which was sunk by a German torpedo during World War I off the coast of Ireland; February 2007, RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., transferred those ownership rights to Seaventures ltd.; August 2007, by previous agreement with Seaventures ltd., Premier Exhibitions, Inc. conducted a scientific research and recovery expedition to the Carpathia, during which this object was recovered and subsequently conserved.
RMS Carpathia was best known as the ship that rescued 705 survivors from the shipwreck of RMS Titanic.
Artifact has been professionally conserved; faint scratches with some residue to the interior.
The company of Cannington Shaw and Co Ltd was started in 1866 when John Cannington and John Shaw joined together in a bottlemaking business in St. Helens, Lancashire in England. In 1913 the firm amalgamated with Nuttall & Co. into United Glass Bottle Manufacturers.
It’s possible that this bottle was produced in the last year of the original company’s production. At this time, a deposit was normally charged for a glass bottle so they would be returned and re-used. Thus, the bottle would still have been in use in 1918.