Watch FOB - Rochester, N.Y.
This whimsical embossed
watch FOB has what appears to be five Shriners in high relief whooping it up
in an automobile of the period, with the words: "Annual Conclave,
Rochester N.Y., 1911. Condition is very good, and is as found, no strap.
Undoubtedly, a historically accurate depiction of this type of event. This is
also the first Shrine item I have seen with the word Conclave used, I would
have assumed this to be a Commandery piece if they each weren’t wearing a
Fez. The 37th Imperial Council Session was held in Rochester, N.Y. on
July 11, 1911. It measures 1 5/8" x 1 ˝" with the makers mark
of: "Bastian Bros. Co. Rochester N.Y." on the back.