Knight Templar 25th Triennial Conclave Anheuser Busch Matchsafe
This is an 1892 nickel plated
brass purse-type matchsafe made
to commemorate the 25th Knights Templar Triennial Concave in Denver, Colorado.
One side introduces the Conclave and date, the other pictures the Anheuser
Busch trademark logo with the large "A" and Eagle, wings within the
"A". The top of the lid is stamped "Patented Aug. 14,
83." Another interesting thing is Adolphus Busch's name is engraved on the cross
bar of the A. Was he a Templar? I haven't seen this in other Anheuser
Busch collectibles. Could he have made a special gift of these to the Knights attending this
Conclave?... possibly to get the beer concessions? It
measures 3 inches by 1 1/2 inches. The manufacturer was the Edward
Hauck Co. of Brooklyn, NY.
an Official Invitation to the 1892 Conclave
We would like to
"Thank" Mr. George Sparacio, a member of the International
Match Safe Association Executive Committee for his excellent descriptions
of many of the fraternal matchsafes seen in our museum collection.
George is also a matchsafe collector and enthusiast and can be contacted at
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