The usual jewel of a Past Master in the United States is a pair of compasses extended to sixty degrees on the fourth part of a circle (some may call it a protractor), with a Sun in the center. In most jurisdictions a square is also present.
The Quadrant is the arc that both the Square and Compasses rest upon. The Quadrant clearly marks the degree at which the Compasses are open at. That of an equilateral triangle. It’s precise measurement indicates that a Past Master is to ensure that Masons are making proper use of their working tools.
The Sun represents Light. It signifies that the Past master has sat before the Great Light in Masonry and observed the Sun while Rising, Meridian Height, and finally Setting in the East.
The presentation, metallic finish, and size of our Past Masters Jewel give you limitless opportunity to make use of it in many unique ways. Each piece is cast from Alumilite by hand, sanded, buffed, and finally a patina applied by hand.
Because of its lightweight, non metal construction, you may want to affix it to the door of your house or display it as a seasonal or Christmas tree ornament. Perhaps you wish to mount it to the cover of your holy book or hat box. Or even pass it to someone special in the future.
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Dimensions are 4.25 in. X 4.75 in.
Each piece is made by hand with a hand applied patina. Variation and intensity of the patina should be expected.
Optional Magnetic Backing Notes: Rare earth neodymium magnets are strategically placed within the product at the time of casting. Occasionally magnets may be made visible at the time of sanding.
The patina on Fossil bluff products are applied by hand and are a representation of the natural aging process. The patina does not affect the quality, longevity or sturdiness of our products. However any application of chemicals or heavy scrubbing on the surface of some of our products may result in the removal of the patina.
While patina development is typically a natural process that happens of many years, Fossil Bluff makes every effort to provide products that have the maximum desired patina already applied. You may try adding extra simulated aging processes to your product however this will void any return or warranty policies.
Short answer: No
Fossil Bluff does not recommend that you put any of our magnetic products on your vehicle for two reasons. First, most of our magnetic emblems are flat and cars aren’t flat. This could result in a poor marrying of the magnet to the vehicle and the magnet would fall off. Automatic car-wash services may also cause the emblem to release from your vehicle. And lastly, they are too pretty and may ‘walk-off’ on their own.
** If you absolutely MUST have this on your car, we recommend using 3M VHB Double Sided Foam Tape as an adhesive backing.
For most of our masonic gifts we use rare earth neodymium magnets that are strategically placed within the product at the time of casting. Occasionally these magnets may become visible at the time of sanding.
Other products may have flat sheet style magnets affixed to the back of the product using 3M Marine Grade Silicone which is a high quality silicone designed for harsh environments.
This Fossil Bluff product is 100% sourced, manufactured, and assembled right here in America and exceeds the requirements set by the Federal Trade Commission to bear the badge, Made in USA.
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