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Odd Fellows All Seeing Eye ? Fraternal
F-186
3.5 x 2 pica ( 9/16? x 5/16? )
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 pin mark on one side: Johnson Type Foundry, actually MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan. They called the foundry The Johnson Foundry out of affection for the former owner, Larry Johnson.
Years of operation: 1867 ? 1892

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