Tools made use of by operative stone masons, that Freemasons use for a symbolic purpose.
It is an instrument made use of by operative Masons to square their work. But as Free and Accepted Masons, we are taught to make use of it for the more noble and glorious purples of squaring our action by the square of virtue.
The 24-inch gauge teaches us so to measure and divide our time that just proportion of it may be given to the service of God and a distressed worthy brother, to our usual vocations, and to refreshment and sleep. Ruling our lives by a punctual…
The common gavel we use, symbolically, to break off the corners of our rough earthly natures.
The plumb admonished us to walk uprightly in our several stations, to hold the scales of justice in equal poise, to observe the just medium between intemperance and pleasure, and to make our passions and prejudices coincide with the line of our duty.
The level demonstrates that we are descended from the same stock, partake of the same nature, and share the same hope.
Used to symbolically spread the cement of brotherly love and affection.