Masonic Setting Maul FOB
This heavy setting maul is marked 'REG No
S91718 - 9CT & SIL.'
It measures 1inch tall, 9/16 inch diameter and when open measures 1and 3/4
inches between the star points. The base is beautifully hand engraved
with the three letter cipher of its original owner. The setting maul was
a wooden hammer used by Operative Masons to set the stones in their proper
place in the mortar. It is in Speculative Masonry a symbol in the Third
Degree, reminding us of death of the builder of the Temple, which is said to
have been effected by this instrument.
A special "Thanks" to Brother
Chris Nicholson of Lennox
Lodge No. 123 (established in 1763-the oldest Lodge in the Province of
Yorkshire, North and East Ridings, United Grand Lodge of England), for sharing
these pictures of the above setting maul fob from his personal collection.