UGLE Book of Constitutions and Illistrations

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Craft Plate Illistrations

Appendix containing plates illustrating the Jewels, Chains, Collars and Aprons authorised by the Forgoing Rules.

  • Grand Master's Jewel
  • Deputy Grand Master's Jewel
  • No. 3 Assistant Grand Master, The compasses and square.
  • No. 4 Metropolitan, Provincial or District Grand Master (and Pro Metropolitan, Provincial or District Grand Master).
  • No. 5 Senior Grand Warden.
  • No. 6 Junior Grand Warden.
  • No. 7 Grand Chaplain. A book on a triangle surmounting a glory.
  • No. 8 President of the board of general purposes Arms, crest, and supporters of the Grand Lodge.
  • No. 9 Grand Registrar.  A scroll with seal appended.
  • No. 9a Grand Chancellor.
  • No. 10 Grand Secretary Two pens in saltire tied by a ribbon.
  • No. 11 President of the Grand Charity, President of the Royal Masonic Trust For Girls and Boys, President of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution and President of the Masonic Samaritan Fund.
  • No. 12 Grand Director Of Ceremonies two rods in saltire, tied by a ribbon. For position of ‘Deputy’ and ‘Assistant’,  where applicable, see Plate No. 23.
  • No. 13 Grand Sword Bearer. Two swords in saltire, with a ribbon across the centre. For position of ‘Deputy’ and ‘Assistant’, where applicable, see Plate No. 23.
  • No. 14 Grand Superintendent of Works. A semicircular protractor. For position of  ‘Deputy’ and ‘Assistant’, where applicable, see Plate No. 23.
  • No. 15 Grand Inspector. The compasses, extended to 45° within a double circle with the name of the group of Lodges, without any ornament, engraved thereon. Past Grand Inspector. The same, on a blue enamelled oval medal, with the name of the group of Lodges, without any ornament, engraved thereon.
  • No. 15a Grand Orator.
  • No. 16 Grand Deacon. Dove and olive branch.
  • No. 17 Grand Treasurer  A chased key.
  • No. 18 Grand Organist , A lyre. For position of ‘Deputy’, where applicable, see Plate No. 23.
  • No. 19 Grand Standard Bearer. Two banners, the dexter bearing the Arms of the Grand Lodge, the sinister bearing the Arms of the Grand Master for the time being, the staves being in saltire and tied by a ribbon. For position of ‘Assistant’, where applicable, see Plate No. 23.
  • No. 20 Grand Pursuivant, Arms of the Grand Lodge surmounting a rossed sword and rod.
  • No. 21 Grand Steward.  A cornucopia between the legs of a pair of compasses extended upon an irradiated gold plate within a double circle, on which is engraved ‘United Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of England’.
  • No. 22 Grand Tyler. A sword.
  • No. 23 Showing the relative positions of Deputy and Assistant, where applicable, in Plate Nos. 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 28 and 29.
  • No. 24 Grand Master’s Order Of Service To Masonry Appended to a dark blue collarette.
  • No. 25 Past Grand Officer. Emblem varying with office. ‘Deputy’ to be shown at top and ‘Assistant’ at bottom of blue oval.
  • No. 26 Metropolitan Grand Rank.  The square and the diagram of the 47th proposition of the 1st Book of Euclid, pendant within it, on a blue enamelled oval medal, and over it the name of the Metropolitan Area. Overseas Grand Rank. The same, but with the word ‘Overseas’ above it. Metropolitan Or Overseas Rank. The same, as the case may be, but without any emblem on the oval medal.
  • No. 26a Senior Metropolitan Grand Rank. The square, level and plumb rule arranged as above. Note the different arrangement of words on jewel and apron. Senior Overseas Grand Rank. The same, but with the word ‘Overseas’ instead of the name of the Metropolitan Area.
  • No. 26b Past Metropolitan Grand Officer. The Arms of the Metropolitan Grand Lodge on a blue enamelled oval medal, and over it the name of the Metropolitan Area, save that in the case of Past Metropolitan Grand Stewards the Arms shall be on a crimson enamelled oval medal.
  • No. 27 Deputy Metropolitan, Provincial or District Grand Master. The square.
  • No. 28 Assistant Provincial or District Grand Master. The square inverted, surmounted by a bar bearing the word ‘Assistant’. Assistant Metropolitan Grand Master The same, but without the bar bearing the word ‘Assistant’.
  • No. 29 Metropolitan, Provincial or District Grand Officer Emblem varying with office. For position of ‘Deputy’ and ‘Assistant’, where applicable, see Plate No. 23.
  • No. 29a Metropolitan, Provincial or District Grand Almoner. A scrip-purse, upon which is a heart.
  • No. 29b Metropolitan, Provincial or District Grand Charity Steward. A Trowel.
  • No. 29c Metropolitan, Provincial Or District Grand Mentor. A chisel.
  • No. 30 Past Provincial Or District Grand Officer emblem varying with office. For position of ‘Deputy’ and ‘Assistant’, where applicable, see Plate No. 25.
  • No. 31 Master Of Lodge The square.
  • No. 32 Past Master. The square and the diagram of the 47th proposition of the 1st Book of Euclid engraven on a silver plate, pendant within it.
  • No. 33 Senior Warden the level.
  • No. 34 Junior Warden. The plumb rule.
  • No. 35 Chaplain. A book on a triangle surmounting a glory.
  • No. 36 Treasurer. A key.
  • No. 37 Secretary. Two pens in saltire, tied by a ribbon.
  • No. 38 Director of Ceremonies.Two rods in saltire, tied by a ribbon.
  • No. 39 Deacons. Dove and olive branch.
  • No. 40 Assistant Director of Ceremonies. Two rods in saltire, surmounted by a bar bearing the word ‘Assistant’.
  • No. 40a Charity Steward. A Trowel.
  • No. 41 Almoner. A scrip-purse, upon which is a heart.
  • No. 42 Organist. A lyre.
  • No. 43 Assistant Secretary. Two pens in saltire, surmounted by a bar bearing the word Assistant’.
  • No. 44 Inner Guard.Two swords in saltire.
  • No. 45 Steward. A cornucopia between the legs of a pair of compasses extended.
  • No. 46 Tyler. A sword.
  • No. 47 Section Of The Chain of The Grand Master.  The chains of Grand Officers are of the same pattern, the number of the stars designating the rank: thus the Grand Master and Pro Grand Master have eleven stars, the Deputy Grand Master and Assistant Grand Masters 9, Provincial and District Grand Masters and Grand Wardens 7, the Grand Chaplain, President of the Board of General Purposes, Grand Registrar, Grand Secretary, President of the Grand Charity, President of the Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, President of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution, President of the Masonic Samaritan Fund, Grand Director of Ceremonies, Grand Sword Bearer, Grand Superintendent of Works and Grand Inspectors 5, and all other Grand Officers 3.
  • No. 48 Section of A Deputy Provincial Grand Master’s Chain. The chain of a Deputy Metropolitan or District Grand Master is similar, but with the letters ‘D.M.G.M.’ or ‘D.D.G.M.’ in place of ‘D.P.G.M.’.
  • No. 49 Section of An Assistant Provincial Grand Master’s Chain. The chain of an Assistant Metropolitan or District Grand Master is similar, but with the letters ‘A.M.G.M.’ or ‘A.D.G.M.’ in place of ‘A.P.G.M.’.
  • No. 49a Section of a Metropolitan Grand Inspector’s Chain.
  • No. 50 Embroidered Collar of a Grand Officer—of garter-blue ribbon, four inches wide, edged with gold lace and embroidered in gold with a sprig of acacia and an ear of corn.
  • No. 51 Plain Collar of a Grand Officer—of garter-blue ribbon four inches wide.
  • No. 52 Embroidered apron of a Grand Officer.
  • No. 53 Plain apron of a Grand Officer.
  • No. 54 Metropolitan or Overseas Ranks, or Provincial or District Grand Officer’s Collar of garter-blue ribbon, four inches wide, with narrow edging of gold lace.
  • No. 55 Metropolitan or Overseas Ranks, or Provincial or District Grand Officer’s Collar of garter-blue ribbon, four inches wide, with narrow edging of gold cord.
  • No. 56 Apron of holder of a Metropolitan or Overseas Rank or Provincial or District Grand Officer, ornamented with gold lace.
  • No. 57 Apron of holder of Metropolitan or Overseas Rank or Provincial or District Grand Officer ornamented with gold cord.
  • No. 58 Hall Stone Lodge Jewel Appended to a light-blue collarette.
  • No. 59 Centenary Jewel. The number of the Lodge to appear on the bar, its name and year of foundation in the light-blue enamel circle. Appended to a light-blue ribbon. Bi-Centenary Bar to be worn on the light-blue ribbon of the Centenary Jewel.
  • No. 60 Charity Jewel. For further detail see Rule 253.
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