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Sunday, 14 February 2016 10:38

Grand Lodge F&AM of Indiana Lewis Jewel

The Grand Master has approved the Lewis Jewel to be worn by Master Masons who are members of the Grand Lodge of Indiana who meet the program criteria. The Jewel represents a father and son who are both Masons, and may be worn at the discretion of the member for Masonic events. You may purchase the Jewel by filling out the order form.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is an operative Mason’s Lewis tool?

A. A Lewis is a simple but ingenious device employed by operative Masons to raise heavy blocks of dressed stone into place. It consists of three metal parts: two wedge-shaped side pieces, and a straight center piece, that fit together. A dovetailed recess is cut into the top of the stone block. The two outer pieces are inserted first and then spread by the insertion of the centerpiece. The three parts are then bolted together, a metal ring or shackle is attached and the block is hoisted by hook, rope and pulley. By this means, the block is gripped securely. Once set in its place in the structure, the Lewis is removed leaving the upper surface smooth with no clamp or chains on the outside to interfere with the laying of the next course. 

Q. What is a Lewis?

A. A speculative Lewis is the son, natural or adopted of a Mason or one who meets the criteria.

Q. My father or other qualified relation is not a Master Mason in Indiana. Am I eligible?

A. Yes

Q. My step father is a Mason. Are we eligible?

A. Yes.

Q. My father was not a Mason, but my grandfather was a Mason. Am I eligible?

A. No.

Q. My father is a deceased Mason. Am I eligible?

A. Yes.

Q. I can trace my Masonic pedigree back four direct generations. Do I qualify for four bars?

A. Yes.

Q. May both my father and I both wear the Jewel?

A. Yes.

Q. Who pays for the Jewel?

A. You pay for it.

Q. Is there any paperwork or verification required?

A. No. You took an obligation, and your oath is your verification.

Q. Who engraves the name?

A. The Grand Lodge Office has a separate plate engraved for each name bar and it is applied when you receive the Jewel by removing the paper, exposing the sticky glue and sticking it on properly.

Q. How long does it take to process the order?

A. Up to 30 days from the date it is received in the Grand Lodge Office.  It is shipped to the address indicated on the order form.

Q. Is there a presentation ceremony?

Y. It is currently being revised and will be included with the Jewel when ordered in the future.

 

Click here for order form

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is an operative Mason’s Lewis tool?
A. A Lewis is a simple but ingenious device employed by operative Masons to raise heavy blocks of dressed stone into place. It consists of three metal parts: two wedge-shaped side pieces, and a straight center piece, that fit together. A dovetailed recess is cut into the top of the stone block. The two outer pieces are inserted first and then spread by the insertion of the centerpiece. The three parts are then bolted together, a metal ring or shackle is attached and the block is hoisted by hook, rope and pulley. By this means, the block is gripped securely. Once set in its place in the structure, the Lewis is removed leaving the upper surface smooth with no clamp or chains on the outside to interfere with the laying of the next course.

Q. What is a Lewis?
A. A speculative Lewis is the son, natural or adopted of a Mason or one who meets the criteria.

Q. My father or other qualified relation is not a Master Mason in Indiana. Am I eligible?

A. Yes

Q. My step father is a Mason. Are we eligible?
A. Yes.

Q. My father was not a Mason, but my grandfather was a Mason. Am I eligible?
A. No.

Q. My father is a deceased Mason. Am I eligible?
A. Yes.

Q. I can trace my Masonic pedigree back four direct generations. Do I qualify for four bars?
A. Yes.

Q. May both my father and I both wear the Jewel?
A. Yes.

Q. Who pays for the Jewel?
A. You pay for it.

Q. Is there any paperwork or verification required?
A. No. You took an obligation, and your oath is your verification.

Q. Who engraves the name?

A. The Grand Lodge Office has a separate plate engraved for each name bar and it is applied when you receive the Jewel by removing the paper, exposing the sticky glue and sticking it on properly.

Q. How long does it take to process the order?

A. Up to 30 days from the date it is received in the Grand Lodge Office.  It is shipped to the address indicated on the order form.

Q. Is there a presentation ceremony?

Y. It is currently being revised and will be included with the Jewel when ordered in the future.

 

Click here for order form