Miniature trowel

Object Number: 
1948.162
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 )
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
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"
Gallery Label: 
This trowel was presented to Robert Morris Griffith of Philadelphia, master mason of St. Paul's Lodge No. 481 of freemasons.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Frederic R. Griffith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group