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Boot Scraper
1764-1800
Maker not marked
USA
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
GL2004.2223a-b

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.