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1851 – Square and Compass from Lafayette No. 3

In the collection of Union No. 3 in McMinnville Oregon is a curious framed lead Square and Compass that was used at Lafayette No. 3.  Very likely the oldest Square and Compass in existence in Oregon.

Written on Frame:

“This Square and Compass was made of lead and Presented by L. G. Suter (Likely Levi George Suiter ) to Lafayette Lodge No. 3, A. F. and A. M. at the time charter was issued – – May 9, 1851, and used until May 14, 1927, making a total of 76 years.”


Lafayette No. 3 1851 Lead Square and Compass