RMS Queen Mary Door Knob

A while ago I got door knob and hooks and wondered if  I could find a better way to use them then just on a plaque. I believe this knob is pre-war and it’s quite a bit different than the typical smooth egg-shaped knobs you normally find.

Knob 1

Since our house was built in the early 50s the knobs fit on the closets.  I was very happy to make this discovery and find new and better ways to use these great fittings.

Knob 2

 

 

If you are looking to sell any fittings, furniture, or memorabilia from the Queen Mary please contact me at craigslink2now@gmail.com.

Advertisements

RMS Queen Mary Steward Call Light Indicator

Since the first I time I went on board I have absolutely loved the steward’s call lights. I don’t know what it was, but they just screamed Queen Mary to me.  It was just such a reminder of the classes and the high level of service that just spoke to me.  Whenever a passenger needed any kind of service or attention all it took was a touch of a button. The red light called the steward and the green light called the stewardess.

When I really got into collecting this was one of those things on my Ultimate Wish List. I waited a long time before one finally popped up and when it did I was ecstatic.

Steward Light

What’s really special about this one is that it has the complete guts with it. I don’t know if it’s possible, but I would like to wire it up one day.

Steward Light Interior

Here is a picture of a Steward Call Light on board in one of the suites.

DSC00858

 

 

If you are looking to sell any fittings, furniture, or memorabilia from the Queen Mary please contact me at craigslink2now@gmail.com.

RMS Queen Mary Three Tier (Dumbwaiter) Table

What a wonderful piece! My jaw dropped when I first saw pictures of this stunning and unique table. To me it’s one of those pieces that really shows the artisan-ship and skill of the carpenters from that period.

3 Tier Table Phone 1

This 3-tier table, or dumbwaiter, was most likely used in the 2nd or 3rd Class Dining Room, although I’m quite sure it was used all over the ship. Although I can’t be sure exactly which room as these tables are very camera-shy and I haven’t been able to find a historical photo on board QM yet that features them.

3 Tier Table Phone 2

It has a subtle beauty with the oval shaped legs and the fine English sycamore. I love the fiddle rails on each tier for those rough sea days.

3 Tier Table Phone 6

Speaking of rough seas I really love the hooks that kept the table from toppling over. The table has two on opposite legs. When you go to Queen Mary you’ll notice apparently random hooks in the walls or pillars and almost certainly they were used for the purpose of stabilizing these tables when the weather was rough.

photo 4 (1)A marking of “Queen Mary” at the bottom of the table.

3 Tier Table on QE - watermark arrow

Finally a photo of the table on board Queen Mary’s sister ship, the Queen Elizabeth.  The arrow is pointing the the table in her 1st Class Dining Room.

Many thanks to Christopher Hogan for restoring this beauty and making the table coming back to life after almost 80 years, he is truly as skilled as the original carpenters who built these lovely tables. He is a master in his skill.

If you are looking to sell any fittings, furniture, or memorabilia from the Queen Mary please contact me at craigslink2now@gmail.com.