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Madeline Astor's Life Jacket
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Description: This is the actual Life Jacket worn by Madeline Astor at the time of Titanic's disaster. It was on display in Belfast City Hall to mark the anniversary of the sinking of Titanic in 2004. The inscription on the bottom reads as follows;

"Of the thousands of life jackets on board Titanic, this one is one of nine remaining today. Upon close inspection, one can still barely see the "Fosberry London" manufacturing stamp. The jackets were made of solid cork, wrapped in canvas. Although the cork provided buoyancy, many people died because of this material. When jumping or being pushed into the water from over 10 feet up, the cork would catch the person under the jaw, effectively snapping the head back and breaking the neck."
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