Any surviving cabin keys


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One would think most surviovrs who escaped in the liefeboats would have had their cabin keys in their pockets. Anyone know if any Titanic cabin keys survive to this day?. I know there are various crew keys- like to the crows nest telephone, the Verandah Cafe, various washrooms (some featured in Titanic Voices, and others recovered by the Mackay Bennet and Minia on the victims.) But I dont know of any instances of any cabin keys survivng to this day..

Im curious as if im wondering if the cabin keys had the cabin number etched upon them, or they had an attachment that read the cabin number.

Thanks

Tarn Stephanos
 
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Not likely.

If my read of Maxtone-Graham's "The Only Way To Cross" is any indication, cabins were rarely locked except perhaps when the occupant was inside. Generally, it was the stewards who had the keys.

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart.
 
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Michael is right. My guess is that if any robbery would occur, this was a ship and the culprit can be tracked down.

There was a set of keys found on steward Stone, cabins E1 to E42. There were other keys found from C deck. These are the only ones I can remember. The keys were found on stewards, not passengers, which supports what what Mike said.

Daniel.
 
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Matt Endacott

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Hey,
Is there anyway i could contact Ellen Walker, i've just caught up in your convo & am real interested. It never came to be about cabin keys. Could anyone help me in talking to her?
Best Regards,
Matt Endacott.
P.S You mentioned earlier the keys to the Verandah Cafe ect. does anyone know where they are now kept?
Thanks
 

Trevor Powell

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Matt, I believe the Verandah Cafe and Crows Nest keys are in the Southampton City Heritage Collection. Most of the artifacts featered in Titanic Voices come from that particular collection.
 

Trevor Powell

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A slight correction on my part; the crows nest telephone key is in the collection of the British Sailors Society.
 

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