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Masonic Ribbon Badge from Schiller Lodge
Thomas Smith Jr. Co.
USA: Michigan, Detroit
Synthetic fiber (likely), metal, paper, plastic, ink
overall: 9-7/8"h x 2-3/16"w x 1/4"d
Gift of Patricia Fé Andrews

Masonic Ribbon Badge from Schiller Lodge. Ribbon badge has pin bar at top; it features a rectangular cast gold-colored metal frame with a raised geometric decorative border; inside frame is a white piece of paper (covered with a piece of clear plastic) with the black typed text, "Charles Gillespie / Worshipful Master / SCHILLER NO. 263". Suspended from this are several satin (likely synthetic) ribbons layered over each other and glued together; top ribbon is yellow, and underneath are purple, white, and orange ribbons (respectively); each has zig-zag shape to border. Gold stamped text overall. In yellow section, it reads "WELCOME / SENIOR / WARDENS / April 23, 1969 / [square and compasses with a G at center] / ACACIA / No. 477 / F. & A. M. / Clifford Crosby / Senior Warden"; in purple section, "COMPOSITE / No. 499 / F. & A. M. / Elton Russell / Senior Warden"; in white section, "EASTGATE / No 508 / F. & A. M. / Glenn Williams / Senior Warden"; in orange section, "ACANTHUS / No. 558 / F. & A. M. / Daniel Foreman". Bottom edge cut in zig-zag pattern. On reverse, pin is gold-colored metal with spring hinge; sewn along top of ribbon is off-white rectangular manufacturer's tag with the text printed in blue: "Mfg. By / THOMAS SMITH JR. CO. / 114 W 7 MILE ROAD / DETROIT 3 MICHIGAN / FOREST 6-1050 / PRIZE RIBBONS & ROSETTES / CELLULOID BUTTONS / TROPHIES - ENGRAVING".

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