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Boot Scraper
Maker not marked
Iron, lead
a: 7-1/2"h x 8-1/4"w x 2-3/4"d; b: 3-3/4"h x 1-1/4"w x 1-1/4"d
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

a) Wrought iron boot scraper with lead plug attached to one of the scraper's anchors (to secure scraper in stone step). Paper label attached reads "#64 (Ia.) / 7/14/33 / This shoe scraper was / taken from ruins of the cellar / of Henry Price's home at Town- / send. He moved to Townsend about / 1763. / Thomas I. Spidell / June 20, 1933." b) rectangular wrought iron tapered block with grove at top; thought to go with the shoe scraper as a support.

For further information, see Newell, Aimee, et.al., "Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection", 2013, p.60.