Masonic Temple Steps Fob

This is believed to be a one-of-a-kind custom made Masonic fob dated to 1921-1922.  It was made by a Birmingham jewellers company called "Vaughton's & Son's".  They are a company still in business today... Vaughton's are a well established English Masonic jewellery company and have been in existence from 1819.  The weight of this fob is 8.3 grams.  If you look closely the hand engraved symbols inside are some of the collar jewels of the various offices within the lodge.  These were all most-likely stations in the Lodge that this wearer had served.  Starting at the bottom and working upwards the symbols being Steward, Inner guard, Organist, Almoner, Deacon, ADC, Secretary, Treasurer, Junior & Senior Warden, Finally Worshipful Master, and Past Master.  This brother served in almost every position in his Lodge which is quite an accomplishment.  This piece might also have been a gift to this Brother for a lifetime of service to his Lodge and Royal Arch Chapter.

Photos kindly provided by Dean Middleton "Middleton Masonics"

 You can read the Vaughton's Company history here:  http://www.vaughtons.com/our-history/

"Thank You" to Wor. Bro. Paul McEvoy of Goulburn Menturia Lodge 3478, England which meets in Bolton in Lancashire UK  www.gmlodge3478.co.uk 

Wor. Bro. Paul also does a bit of trading on eBay under the name paulmcevoy1 

We Thank him for sharing this beautiful FOB from his private collection with our museum!

 

 

                  

               

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