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Masonic Working Tools in Case
1875-1925
William H. Horstmann Co.
USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
wood, metal, silk
g: closed: 2-1/4"h x 12-7/8"w x 9-5/8"d; f: 5-1/4"h x 5"w x 1/4"d; e: 5-1/2"h x 7-1/8"w x 3/8"d; a: 1-1/2"h x 23"w x 3/8"d; c: 6"h x 1-1/2"w x 3/8"d; b: 3-3/4"h x 10-1.4"h x 1-1/2"w; d: 7"h x 2-1/8"w x 3/4"d
Museum Purchase
2015.050.1a-g

Masonic working tools in case. A:: Brown wooden 24 inch gauge. Three sections with hinges to fold it down for storage. Gold painted lines mark 24 increments on one side. B: Mallet with brown handle with ball finial at end and five-sided head painted gold. C. Brown plumb with gold line painted down the center on each side. At bottom center is a light-colored spindle. D: Brown level with gold line painted down the center on each side. At bottom center is a light-colored spindle. E: Trowel with dark-colored handle and silver-tone spade. The spade is engraved with floral decoration (possibly not original to set). F: Brown square. One piece has two gold lines painted on both sides. G: Rectangular brown wooden case with hinged lid. Metal clasp on front. Lined with blue silk. The bottom has cut-outs for the tools. The upper right corner inside the lid has a ribbon stamped in gold with the maker's name. Thin black sheet applied on the bottom of the case.



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