I am trying to research the symbols on an antique watch fog??pendant?

by Pat
(Orillia, On. Canada)

Looking up the letters I get conflicting information as I read it.

My piece is of sterling filigree pendant with enamel applied to the center with diamond underneath. The enamel piece is blue with white triangle. Inside triangle is the ruler and? with G. In each corner of the triangle there is a letter.....R T and on bottom point HU. There is lettering all around the R H P C A S D E A.
Could you offer me any information on what this is and approx age??
Picture attached...not good.........Thanks P. Brown

Picture do not appear to download???? I will try to send under separate email....sorry.

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Aug 22, 2016
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Masonic symbol research...
by: Tim

Hello Pat,
and thank you for visiting Masonsmart.

Your piece sounds interesting, but the description does not ring a bell. If you can upload, or send photos, we'll try to help if we can.

Fraternally,

Tim

p.s. I believe it is called a watch fob. I don't know why.

Aug 22, 2016
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Watch symbols
by: Fred

Hi Pat,
Thanks for contacting us at this site. You watch sounds interesting, but like Tim stated, it's a very vague discription. There are many watches out there, that appear to be Masonic, but in reality are not. The ruler you speak of sounds like a discription of the square that we use in Masonry, the "G", being absolutely correct. Please do not hesitate to contact us with a picture, I would love to see the watch. As for the lettering check it again, and be sure of the letters. It helps if we know that they are 100% accurate. I hope to hear from you again.

Fred :.

Aug 22, 2016
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Not Watch...but watch fob....Thanks
by: Pat

I find I can't download pics to this site...

Aug 29, 2016
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following up on silver filigree watch fob.....
by: Pat

I haven't had any feed back to my ??? as to whether my pictures ever went thru..........so if no answer to this will cancel site...Thanks

Aug 30, 2016
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Sorry Pat...
by: Tim

Hi Pat,
sorry about that. The e-mail containing the photos did not come through on the account that I was monitoring, and slipped by me on the 2nd account. I have uploaded the photos and the images below are linked to your originals. It's an interesting piece. I know I've seen the emblem somewhere, but I'm experiencing a moment of foggy memory. I'm sure, however, that some of the other Brethren are much sharper than I.

Silver filigree Masonic pendant - 189KB



Silver filigree Masonic pendant - 288KB



Silver filigree Masonic pendant - 411KB



Sep 10, 2016
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Eureka!
by: Tim

Hello Pat,

the Masonic emblem at the center of your silver filigree piece is that of an associated Masonic order originally known as the Kindred Degree. This order is still in existence as the Order of True Kindred. It's origins are a bit murky and several versions of who, what, when and where can be found. What does seem to be consistent is that the Supreme Conclave of the Order of True Kindred has been official and active since 1905. The below information is from the "History of the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons, and Concordant Orders"
Attributed to: Henry Leonard Stillson, William James Hughan:

"The Kindred Degree, based upon the Biblical history of Ruth, particularly concerning her gleaning in the field of Boaz. The recognition signet consisted of the letters A.H.R.H.P.C.A.S.D.E. encircling the letters U.T.H.R.

This degree was conferred upon Master Masons and their female relatives..."

There's more out there to be found if you'd like to continue digging. Thanks for the puzzle. Please come again.

Fraternally,

Tim

Sep 12, 2016
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Thanks NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you for all the information Tim....I really do appreciate it and will follow thru with some more digging..........Thanks again....Pat

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