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Gavel, Masonic Door Knocker, Bronze, Antique, c. 1900
Masonic Bronze Gavel Door Knocker
New Star Brass & Bronze Works, Brooklyn, New York: c. 1900
6.25 x 5.5 inches, backplate (approximate)
Masonic door knocker featuring a sleeved hand holding a gavel, hinged at the top to knock on backplate formed as a Masonic square and compass symbol. Has five screw holes, as issued, for mounting on a door, probably of a Masonic lodge. Impressed twice with casting foundry name. The square and compass is the most universal symbol of Freemasonry.