Media Information

Collection name:
[NY] - D Dies Seals Plates Molds etc
Title :
D66-2; Stamp block, Police Square Club
Description :
A wooden seal block with a metal stamp of the Police Square Club of Westchester County Inc. nailed to the top.
Artifact Date and Number :
1900s, mid; D66-2
Accession Date :
1900s, late
Manufacture Time Period :
MTP6 (1901-1950)
Accession Time Period :
ATP6 (1986-2000)
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Nomenclature Term :
Measurements in cm :
L: 2.7 W: 2.7 H: 2.0
Materials :
Wood; metal; paper
Artifact Lodge Name Number Location and State :
; Westchester County; NY
Symbols :
Circle -s; square shape; square; scales of justice; sword; baton -s
Artifact Other :
The Police Square Club of Westchester, Inc. was founded in 1939.
"The Associated Masonic Clubs of New York State belong to the National League of Masonic Clubs and are among the loyal organizations who have the moral fibre to stand by the Constitution of the United States.
"As an organization, the Masonic Clubs of New York State is composed of various kinds of Masonic clubs and Square clubs banding together Master Masons of a community, industry or profession, to propagate Freemasonry's great ideal - Universal Brotherhood. This inspirational task leads the clubs to the study of the fundamental principles and ideals of Americanisms as laid down by the founders of our Republic. Through the establishment and maintenance of institutions of nonsectarian character for the promotion of science, literature, art, history and other departments of knowledge and cultural training, they aim to help mankind.
"The keynote of each Square Club is action - action that reflects the industry in which its members are employed and apply their skills and products. Projects cover a great variety of humane interests..." (Weigel, 1968)
Artifact Manufacturer or Artist :
I. P. E. U. (International Photo-Engravers' Union of North America)
Manufacturer Other :
I.P.E.U. "was a labor union formed in 1904 to represent halftone photoengravers in the printing industry. Its successor union is the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Change to Win Federation." (
Donor :
GrandLodge-Donor; The Grand Lodge of New York
Donor Lodge Name Number Location and State :
The Grand Lodge of New York; New York; NY
Details :
A wooden cube with a metal seal stamp nailed to the top. There are nails in all for corners. The seal stamp is a circle with a circle within. Between the inner and outer circles is written, in all capital lettering, "Police Square Club of Westchester County, Inc."
In the center of the circles is a female figure with her left arm raised above her head holding the scales of justice. Her right arm is at her side, holding a sword. She is standing facing right, and has one leg on either side of an upward-pointing square. The left side of the square is scored with measuring lines and the right side of the square shows a vertical wood-grain pattern. In the center, behind the figure are two crossed police batons. The figure is wearing a headband.
Engrave d into the side of the block is a long, narrow, horizontal diamond shape, within which is engraved "I. P. E. U." The diamond shape is carved with four small, inward-pointing triangles at each corner to give the effect that the diamond shape is on top of a rectangle. To the far left of this element is the number 3 or the letter B.
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AIS details :
Coins; jewel; ring
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References :
Weigel, John, W.. "Square Clubs in Action," The Empire State Mason, November-December 1968;
wikipedia.c om
Photography Information :
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel EOS; Lighting: Eiko Supreme Photoflood ECA 120 volt; Editing: Adobe Photoshop; Rule: 1 centimeter black white ruler; Photographer: Catherine M. Walter; Image, Data and Research: Courtesy of the Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of Grand Lodge, New York
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D66-2; Stamp block, Police Square Club