Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Masonic Patent

The picture below is of an old, circa 1887, Masonic Patent. The story goes that Masons used to present these to gain access to lodges they visited in their travels. The next several posts will point out some of the symbolism of this patent, and what it means.

First though, has any reader seen this patent in their lodge? It portrays the York Rite degrees as the viewers eyes move from top to bottom. I'd like to find out what regions of the country this patent may have been used in.




4 comments:

Jason said...

Earlier this morning I had a meeting with fellow PHA Masons and Stars at a Lodge in Miami, FL. I was stunned to see this patent hanging on the wall. Unfortunately, there were no Brothers from the hosting Lodge present so I couldn't ask them about where this patent originated from. Once I do learn more about it I'll be sure to get back to you!

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Hamilton said...

Wow! Awesome! Thanks!

I found mine at a curio shop in Austin, TX. They had no idea of the origin.

Send my greetings to the brothers out there!