In April 1912, A. Price & Co. Ltd, as Arthur Price was then known, was based in a small factory at Conybere Street, Birmingham. Arthur Price and his employees were celebrating the business' 10th anniversary with a recent commission to supply their premium quality cutlery for use on board the world's newest and most opulent ocean liner, RMS Titanic.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Titanic's fateful maiden voyage, Arthur Price of England has recreated the Panel Reed cutlery that was used in the First Class accommodation. Each knife features the ship owner, White Star Line's famous logo on its blade just as they were originally.
Over the years, the interest and intrigue that surrounds the Titanic has not diminished. As the largest passenger liner of its day, built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, there remains an eternal fascination around the tragic story. This was in part fuelled by the long awaited discovery of the ship's wreck which was finally located on 1st September 1985 and the subsequent expeditions to recover artefacts from 2.5 miles below the surface of the ocean.
Commander Paul-Henri Nargeolet, a co-leader during five separate expeditions to research the Titanic wreck site, was fortunate enough to witness the retrieval of some of Arthur Price's cutlery from the bed of the Atlantic.