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Fraternal Order Odd Fellows 3-Rings and All Seeing Eye ? Farmer
F979
9.5 x 4 pica ( 1 9/16? x 5/8? )
Odd Fellows symbolic three-rings and the all seeing eye, framed in a sunburst pattern. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is one of the largest and oldest fraternal orders in the United States. Odd Fellowship was founded in England where it grew up during the 18th century. The Patriotic Order in England was followed by the Union of United Orders and the Loyal Order. In 1813, various lodges of the Union Order organized the Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows.

Foundry identification mark on side: A.D. Farmer & Son Type Foundry, NY
Years of operation: Could be the predecessor to Farmer, Little & Co., NY? 1862 ? 1892

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