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The Cargo of Titanic Valued at $420,000

Loading Provisions, Supplies, and Cargo onto a Steamship ca 1915

Loading Provisions, Supplies, and Cargo onto a Steamship ca 1915. GGA Image ID # 10dc250179

Merchandise of Every Kind Went to the Bottom with Giant Liner.

ALL HIGH-CLASS FREIGHT

Tiffany, Claflin, Lazard Brothers, the Barings, and the Express Companies Among the Consigners.

The full list of freight and express cargo on the White Star liner Titanic when that vessel went down last Monday morning was received in New York Friday in the registered mail of the Cunarder Mauretania. The manifest shows a cargo, the value of which is conservatively estimated at about $420,000.

The weight of the cargo was about 1,400 tons, not a large amount, all things considered, until it is remembered that cargo was a secondary matter so far as the Titanic was concerned.

That ship was built for high-priced passengers and what little cargo she carried was also of the kind that demanded quick transportation. The Titanic's freight was for the most part what is known as high-class package freight.

Among the consignees of the Titanic's cargo were Tiffany & Co., whose consignment was silver goods; H. B. Claflin Company, Baring Brothers Company, the American Express Company, the United States Express Company, Lazard Freres, Austin Nichols & Co., Acker, Merrall & Condit Co., Alfred Suter, A. G. Spalding & Bro., the Spencerian Pen Company, B. Altman & Co., F. R. Arnold & Co., Adams Express Company, and

The cargo consisted of high-class freight, which had to be taken quickly on board and which could be just as quickly discharged. The articles were such as fine laces, ostrich feathers, wines, liquors, and fancy food commodities.
The manifest of the Titanic follows the name of the consignee coming first and the nature and amount of the goods consigned following. 

Acker, Merrall & Condit

  • 75 case anchovies
  • 225 case mussels
  • 1 case liquor
  • 50 cases wine

Adams Express

  • 35 case books

Adams Express Company

  • 4 rolls linoleum
  • 3 bales leather
  • 1 case hats
  • 6 cases confectionery
  • 5 cases books
  • 1 case tin tubes
  • 2 cases soap
  • 2 cases boots

Aero Club of America

  • 1 case machinery
  • 1 case printed matter

Altman, B. & Company

  • 1 case cotton

American Express Company

  • 25 cases merchandise
  • 1 case elastics
  • 1 case Edison gramophones
  • 4 cases hosiery
  • 5 cases books
  • 1 case canvas
  • 1 case rubber goods
  • 3 cases prints
  • 6 cases film
  • 1 case tweed
  • 1 case (? syringe fittings)
  • oak beams
  • 1 case plants
  • 1 case speedometers
  • 1 package effects
  • 2 cases samples
  • 8 cases paste
  • 3 cases cameras & stands
  • 4 cases books
  • 2 parcels merchandise
  • 1 case packed packages
  • 3 cases tissues
  • 2 barrels mercury
  • 1 barrel earth
  • 2 barrels glassware
  • 3 cases printed matter
  • 1 case straw braids
  • 3 cases straw hats
  • 1 case cheese
  • 18 cases merchandise
  • 30 bundles cheese
  • 2 cases cognac

American Motor Company 0

  • 1 package candles

American Shipping Company

  • 5 cases books

Anderson Refridg, Mach. Company

  • 11 cases refrigeration apparatus

Arnold, F. R. & Company

  • 6 cases soap

Arnold & Zeiss

  • 134 cases rubber

Austin, Nichols

  • 25 cases olive oil
  • 14 cases mushrooms

Bardwill Bros

  • 8 cases laces

Baring Bros. & Company

  • 63 cases rubber
  • 100 bgd gutta (percha)

Baumert, F. X. & Company

  • 50 bundles cheese

Baumgarten. Wm & Co

  • 3 cases furniture

Bernard, Judas & Company

  • 70 bundles cheese

Blechoff, H. & Company

  • 35 bags rough wood

Blum, J.A.

  • 3 cases silk goods

Brasch & Rothenstein

  • 2 cases lace collars
  • 2 cases books

Broadway Trust Company

  • 3 cases coney skins (rabbit)

Brown Brothers & Company

  • 100 bales shelled Walnuts
  • 76 cases dragon's blood
  • 3 case gum
  • 100 cases shelled walnuts
  • 15 cases rabbit hair

Budd, S.

  • 1 parcel merchandise

Calhoun, Robbins & Company

  • 1 case cotton laces
  • 1/2 case brush ware

Carbon Machinery Equip. Company

  • 1 case clothing

Carter,  W. E.

  • 1 case auto (parts?)

Cauvigny Brush Company

  • 1 case brush ware

Claflin, H. B. & Company

  • 12 case cotton lace

Cobb. G. H.

  • 1 case lace tissue

Cohen, M. Bros

  • 5 package skins

Corbett, M J. & Company

  • 2 cases hat leather

Costa, F.

  • 1 case silk goods

Crown Perfume Company

  • 3 cases soap perfume

Downing, R. F. & Company

  • 1 case felt
  • 1 case metal
  • 2 case tennis balls
  • 1 case engine packing
  • 1 case iron jacks
  • 1 case bulbs
  • 1 case hosiery

Dublin, Morris & Kornbluth

  • 2 packages skins

Dubois, Geo. F.

  • 6 cases vermouth
  • 4 cases wine

Du Bois, Geo. C.

  • 16 hogshead wine

Dujardin & Ladnick

  • 10 Boxes melons

Engs. P. W. & Sons

  • 190 case liquor
  • 25 cases syrups

First National Bank of Chicago

  • 300 cases shelled walnuts

Flietman & Company

  • 1 case silk goods

Fouger, E.

  • 41 cases filter paper

Fuchs & Lang Manufacturing

  • 4 case printers blank

Gallia Textile Company

  • 1 case lace goods

Gillman J.

  • 4 bales skins

Goldster, Morris

  • 11 cases feathers

Gross, Engle Co

  • 61 cases tulle veil and scarves netting

Haupt & Burgi

  • 50 bundles cheese

Heidelbach, Ickelheimer & Company

  • 11 cases shelled walnuts

Hempstead & Sons

  • 30 cases plants

Heyliger, A. V.

  • 1 case velvet

Hollander, H.

  • 185 cases wine
  • 110 cases brandy

International News Company

  • 10 package periodicals

 International Trading Company

  • 1 case surgical instruments
  • 1 case ironware

Isler & Guve

  • 53 package straw
  • 4 bales straw

Johnson, J.G. Company

  • 2 cases ribbons

Judkins & McCormick

  • 2 cases flowers

Knauth, Nachod & Kuhne

  • 107 cases mushrooms
  • 1 case pamphlets

Kronfeld, Saunders & Company

  • 5 cases shells

Kuyper, P. C. & Company

  • 1 case elastic cords
  • 1 case leather

Lasker &k Bernstein

  • 117 cases sponges

Lazard Frères

  • 25 case sardines
  • 3 cases preserves
  • 1 bale skins

Leeming, T. & Company

  • 7 cases biscuits

Lemke & Buechner

  • 1 parcel merchandise

Lippincott. J. B. & Company

  • 10 cases books

Lustig Bros

  • 4 case straw hats

Mallouk, H.

  • 1 case laces

Maltus & Ware

  • 8 case orchids

Maltus & Ware

  • 15 cases alarm apparatus
  • 11 cases orchids

Manhattan Shirt Company

  • 3 cases tissues

Marshall Field & Company

  • 1 case gloves

Mathews, G. T. & Company

  • 2 cases books and lace

Meadows, Thomas & Company

  • 3 cases hosiery
  • 5 cases books
  • 3 Box samples
  • 1 case parchment

Metzger, A. S.

  • 2 cases veil and scarf netting (tulle)

Milbank, Leaman & Company

  • 2 cases woolens

Mills & Gibb

  • 20 case cottons

Moquin Wine Company

  • 1 case liquor
  • 38 cases oil

 

Munro, J. & Company

  • 22 cases mushrooms
  • 15 cases peas
  • 3 cases beans
  • 10 cases mixed vegetables
  • 10 cases peas
  • 25 cases olives
  • 12 bundles capers
  • 10 bundles fish
  • 20 bundles merchandise

Muser Brothers

  • 3 case tissues

Naday & Fleisher

  • 1 case laces

National City Bank of New York

  • 11 bales rubber

Nicholas, G. S. & Company

  • 1 case merchandise

Nottingham Lace Works

  • 2 cases cotton

 NY & Cuba SS Company

  • 12 cases butter
  • 18 cases oil
  • 2 hogsheads vinegar
  • 19 cases vinegar
  • 6 cases preserves
  • 8 cases dried fruit
  • 10 bundles of 2 cases wine

NY Motion Pic. Co.

  • 1 case film

Oelrichs & Company

  • 2 cases pictures

Pape, Chas. & Company

  • 1,196 bags potatoes

Park & Tilford

  • 1 case toothpaste
  • 5 case drug sundries
  • 1 case brush ware

Peabody, H. W. & Company

  • 13 bales straw goods

Percival, C.

  • 50 bundles cheese

Petry, P. H. & Company

  • 10 bundles cheese
  • 1 case veil and scarf netting (tulle)

Phoenix Cheese Company

  • 30 bundles cheese

Pitt & Scott

  • 4  cases printed matter
  • 1 case machinery
  • 1 case pictures
  • 1 case books
  • 1 case merchandise
  • 1 case notions
  • 1 case photos

Prost. G.

  • 1 case auto parts

Rathenberger & Company

  • 190 bundles cheese

Rawstick Trading Company

  • 28 bags sticks

Reynolds & Dronig

  • 15 bundles cheese

Richard, C.B.

  • 1 case films

Rosenthal, Leo J. & Company

  • 4 cases cotton

Rusch & Company

  • 1 case velvets

Rush & Company

  • 1 case hair nets

Rydeman & Lassner

  • 1 case veil and scarf netting (tulle)

Sanger, R.  & Company

  • 3 cases hair nets

Sauer, J. P. & Company

  • 318 bags potatoes

Schall & Company

  • 25 case preserves

Sheldon, G.W. & Company

  • 1 case machinery
  • 1 case elastics
  • 2 cases books
  • 1 box golf balls
  • 5 cases instruments

Sheldon & Company

  • 40 bundles cheese

Sherman Sons & Company

  • 7 case cotton

Shieffelin & Company

  • 17 packages wool fat

Simon, A. I. & Company

  • 1 case raw feathers

Snow's Express Company

  • 3 cases books

Spaulding & Brothers

  • 34 case athletic goods

Spencerian Pen Company

  • 4 case pens

Spielman Company

  • 1 case gloves

Spielman Company

  • 3 cases silk crepe

Stechert, G. E. & Company

  • 12 package periodicals

Stern, S.

  • 60 case salt powders

Sterns, R. H. & Company

  • 1 case cretonne (silk)

Stone, C.D. & Company

  • 50 bundles cheese

Strohmeyer & Arpe

  • 75 bales fish

Suter, Alfred

  • 18 case machinery

Thomas & Pierson

  • 2 cases hardware
  • 2 cases books
  • 2 cases furniture

Thorburn, J.M. & Company

  • 3 case bulbs

Thorer & Praetorius

  • 1 bl skins

Tice & Lynch

  • 5 cases books
  • 1 bag frames
  • 1 case cotton
  • 2 cases stationery

 

Tiedeman, T.  & Sons

  • 2 cases silk goods

Tiffany & Company

  • 1 cask china

Tolson, A. M. & Company

  • 1 case gloves

Uchs & Hegnoer

  • 3 cases silk goods

US Export Company

  • 1 case scientific instruments
  • 1 case sundries
  • 3 cases test cords
  • 1 case briar pipes
  • 1 case sundries
  • 2 cases printed matter

Vandegrift, F. B. & Company

  • 63 cases champagne

Vandegrift, F. B.

  • 1 case merchandise

Van Engen E.H. & Company

  • 1 case woolens

Van Ingen, E. H. & Company

  • 1 parcel

Van Renssaller, C. A.

  • 10 hogsheads wine
  • 15 cases cognac

Victor & Achiles

  • 1 case brush ware

 Wakem & McLaughlin

  • 6 bales cork
  • 1 case wine
  • 25 case biscuits
  • 42 case wines

Wells Fargo & Company

  • 2 cases books
  • 2 cases furniture
  • 1 case pamphlets
  • 1 case plants
  • 1 case eggs
  • 1 case whiskey

Wilson, P. K. & Sons

  • 2 cases linens

Wimpfheimer, A. & Company

  • 3 cases leather

Witcombe, McGrahm & Company

  • 856 rolls linoleum

Wright & Grahm Company

  • 437 casks tea

Young Bros.

  • 1 case feathers

On Order

  • 14 cases factice
  • 13 cases gum
  • 14 casks gum
  • 285 casks tea
  • 8 bales skins
  • 4 cases opium
  • 3 cases window frames
  • 8 bales skins
  • 8 packages skins
  • 1 case skins
  • 2 cases horsehair
  • 2 cases silk
  • 8 bales raw silk
  • 4 packages hair nets
  • 200 packages tea
  • 246 cases sardines
  • 30 rolls jute bagging
  • 1,963 bags potatoes
  • 7 cases raw feathers
  • 10 cases hatters fur
  • 3 cases tissues
  • 1 case rabbit hair
  • 31 packages crude rubber
  • 7 cases vegetables
  • 5 cases fish
  • 10 cases syrups
  • 2 cases liquors
  • 150 cases shelled walnuts
  • 15 bundles cheese
  • 8 bales buchu
  • 2 cases grandfather clocks
  • 2 cases leather

Holders of original bills of lading

  • 79 goats skins
  • 16 cases calabashes
  • 5 bales buchu
  • 4 cases embroidery
  • 3 barrels wine
  • 12 cases ostrich feathers
  • 4 cases feathers
  • 3 bales skins
  • 33 bags argols
  • 3 bales sheepskins

In 2018, the relative values of $420,000.00 from 1912 ranges from $8,040,000.00 to $228,000,000.00. Samuel H. Williamson, "Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount, 1790 to present," MeasuringWorth, 2019.

"Cargo of Titanic Valued at $420,000: Merchandise of Every Kind Went to the Bottom with Giant Liner," The New York Times, 21 April 1912, p. 5 c. 1+.

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