This is one of the most elegant and highest quality Masonic door knockers ever produced. The striker is a hand holding a gavel entertwined with the letter "G". The back plate is a square and compass.. The door knocker almost has a black forest look to it. It is made of Brass and measures 6" 1/8h x 5 1/2"w and weighs 1 1/2 lbs!
It teaches Freemasons in the lecture of the Third Degree the symbolic expression of the idea that veneration should always be paid to the memory of departed worth. The great moral lessons inculcated by this legend are many and very instructive, teaching us, that we should live virtuous and upright lives, ever walking in the paths of truth and justice, even though our lives be endangered thereby.
This is a cast replica of the famous Gettysburg Masonic Memorial Monument titled "Friend to Friend". The artist is Ron Tunison. It is cast in pewter with very fine detail. It depicts a mortally wounded Confederate Brigadier General Lewis Addison Armistead handing Captain Henry Harrison Bingham his personal and Masonic effects. Both men were Masons. It illustrates a very tender moment in Civil War history.
This is a Dudley, Series 1, Masonic Pocket Watch. Dudley started his own watch company on or about 1922 in Lancaster County Pennsylvania and produced only about 4000 pocket watches. His Masonic Watch underwent three changes in design on the movement and each was given a series number. This is the rarest of the three series, a series one, of which only about 1400 were made. You can tell it's a series one by the Holy Bible engraved on the winding arbor plate
In an oak clamshell box adorned with rosewood, ebony, pearl and ivory, Studley kept both tools he made and a collection of the finest hand tools made prior to 1900, including a complete set of woodworking tools as well as machinist and stonemasonry tools. To pack the 300-plus tools into a case only 19 1/2 inches wide, 39 inches long and 9 1/2 inches deep, Studley devised a jigsaw puzzle arrangement of flip-up trays, fold-out layers and hidden compartments
This wages box from Jerusalem was used to present new Fellowcraft Masons their wages of corn (wheat), wine and oil on their journey through the middle chamber. The box is made of olive wood and contains two hand-blown crystal bottles with the Square and Compasses engraved on the face of them. One bottle contains olive oil and the other Jerusalem wine. In the center compartment is the wheat, which was raised in that country.
Here is a beautifully made hand-painted oval French porcelain snuff / pill box with a super bronze hinge and Masonic tools clasp. The porcelain top depicts the Holy Bible with the Square & Compasses in shades of green, ivory and trimmed in gold. My favorite part of this box is that under the front clasp is a hand-painted "W" denoting "west" and the under the back hinge is a hand-painted "E" denoting "east" symbolic of traveling from "west to east."
Brother Ryan Flynn, Senior Deacon of Ancient York Lodge No 89, Nashua, New Hampshire has designed two stained glass windows for his Lodge building. And it all started with an E-Mail. Flynn is not a one dimensional person. He combines a knowledge of history, numerology, religion, ancient symbols and sacred geometry with his art and design. And he has the ability to manufacture art, a person of great creativity who also has the abilities of practical application.
The Craft Unmasked by Coach John S. Nagy a book review by Frederic l. Milliken - http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/the_craft_unmasked.htm The meat of the book is the unmasking of the Craft and the discovery of its true origins, which you will have to read and digest yourself by buying the book. There is also Nagy’s critique of how the Craft could be better than it already is while paying due homage to its greatness at the same time.
There is no better place to view the collection of Phoenixmasonry’s artifacts and get a few short stories than Phoenixmasonry’s Rebel Mouse Page – https://www.rebelmouse.com/Phoenixmasonry/ – unless you visit the museum in person. It’s not the typical information website which Phoenixmasonry relies on. Rather it is a display site where the way items are arranged catches your eye.