1924 Ararat Shrine Temple
Gillette Safety Razor
This beautiful gold plated safety razor with Shrine
of North America logo on the outer box and inside the red velvet lined interior
the script in the reads "presented by ARARAT TEMPLE Kansas City 1924. It's
a nice piece... Most-likely a gift/token of brotherly love and affection from
the Potentate to members of his Divan! It was made by the famous Gillette
Company in the USA.
Masonic History of King Camp
January 5, 1855 - July 9,
The American inventor, King Gillette, introduced the safety
razor to the market on September 28, 1901.
Gillette was part of a broad socialist movement in the USA in
the 1890s, who wanted to use the profits from his safety razor to finance his
beliefs in a new socialist system.
Raised: June, 1901
Demitted: January, 1904
Adelphi Lodge, Quincy, Massachusetts
Affiliated: April, 1909
Columbian Lodge, Boston
Source: Trowel, Boston:
Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts, Summer 2003, vol. 21, no. 2: p. 22.
A special "Thank you" to Bro. David
Connelly.Canberra, Australia, Lodge Capitol No.612 for submitting the pictures
and text of this beautiful presentation piece!