Floating Bed


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Sahand,

It seems that you are referring to Upper Pullman berths. - They are like bunk beds, except that if not required they could be folded back against the wall. - I guess one stood on the lower berth and pulled oneself up. - They existed in all 3-berth 1st Class staterooms and cold be fitted in a number of two and single-berth rooms. - I understand that they existed in 4-berth 2nd Class rooms. - They were for use by whichever passengers occupoied those rooms - Mrs Appleton occupied such a berth. She and her sisters shared C-101, with Mrs Appleton being listed as having berth 2. - The Upper Pullman berth.
 
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Lester,

Thanks for helping me out with that.

I would imagine being a little nervous if I was an adult on one of those things. It looks more suitable for a child!
 
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Sahand,

Those types of berths were only used in 1st Class as an upper berth (staterooms E200 - 2003 had two such berths per room). Although they might look a little tricky, they were very sturdy and certainly survived the 24 years of serving 1st Class adult passengers. Although none of the photos show it, I think there was a small portable ladder that could be fixed, in order to assist the passenger climbing into the upper berth.

Daniel.
 

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