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Miniature trowel

Miniature trowel
Title
Miniature trowel
Date 
1911
Medium 
Metal, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. ( 1.3 x 3.2 x 10.5 cm )
Description 
Miniature souvenir trowel with wooden handle and diamond-shaped silver spade; engraved with inscription and compass symbol (of freemasonry): "ST. PAUL'S LODGE/NO 481/F. & A. M./DEC./A.D. 1911/A.L. 5911"
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Frederic R. Griffith
Object Number 
1948.162
Marks 
engraved: on face of trowel: "ST. PAUL'S LODGE/NO 481/F. & A. M./G [in compass]/DEC./A.D. 1911/A.L. 5911" printed: on tag found with object: "ROBERT M. GRIFFITH/COTTON YARNS,/437 CHESTNUT ST.,/PHILADELPHIA." written: on tag found with object: "Presented to Robert Morris Griffith as master mason"
Gallery Label 
This trowel was presented to Robert Morris Griffith of Philadelphia, master mason of St. Paul's Lodge No. 481 of freemasons.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group