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#4 - Titanic Construction

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Worn at the Harland and Wolff Shipyard while building the massive vessel
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Goggles used in the construction of Titanic at Harland and Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, belonging to yard worker Thomas McCauley. Leather welding goggles, complete with intact circular safety glass, have an articulating bridge and are complete with strap. Impressively mounted and archivally triple-cloth-matted and framed in a shadowbox with a photo of the shipyard and descriptive plaque to an overall size of 17.5 x 27.5. Examples of tools owned and used by Thomas McCauley are currently on display at the Titanic museum attractions in Branson, Missouri, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The construction of the ship posed a major engineering challenge and took nearly three years to complete, and working on the ship was dangerous in itself—246 injuries were recorded, many due to a lack of safety precautions. As these goggles demonstrate, some protective measures were taken while building the largest ship ever made. Oversized. RR Auction COA.


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