Decorated Aprons

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by RJS, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. RJS

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    Does anyone know why decorated aprons are no longer worn?
     
  2. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, we're a little bland. I ran across this tube to keep your Apron and...WOW..it's sweet:

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    http://www.myuniquecrafts.com/home.htm

    I'd love to have a decorated apron. It's amazing how much work went into the Aprons years ago.
     
  3. jonesvilletexas

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    Beautiful tube brother Blake thanks for the photo, but tubs are hard on the aprons, after a time you cannot make them lay flat. Use caution.
     
  4. Wingnut

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    Texas has never been much for the... decorated aprons. Other than GL officers and PM I dont know of any Texas Aprons (notice they are a different size than most?). The only exception being that of the Lodge of Research, which I hope to some day be the proud owner of!
     
  5. WestTexasMason

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    Wingnut, can you tell me or start a new thread on how you go about getting a LOR apron
     
  6. Wingnut

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    Short answer is you have to become a FULL member of the Lodge of Research. To do that you have to submit a paper, have it approved, and present the paper before the Lodge of Research and it will then be published. After you are a full member you get to wear the apron. VERY prestigious to have one, and I dont think there are that many around. You can get all the details at http://www.gower.net/Community/tlr/ and see what the apron looks like!
     
  7. Wingnut

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    Brad, where did you get your avatar? I see some possibilities for some new ink in there!
     
  8. WestTexasMason

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    serfin the web brother. I googled masonic skull
     
  9. Wingnut

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    well dang I cant find it, was hoping to find a bigger rendition to give my ink artist (who is a Brother MM and does outstanding work). Actually I havent used him yet but every tatt Ive seen that he as done is outstanding! I have a local ink slinger I use for most of mine, but for my masonic ink I want a Brother to do it. I think they understand the importance more and will do a better job knowing how important it is.
     
  10. Blake Bowden

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  12. RJS

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  13. C. B. Barbee

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    Speaking of "bespangled" aprons (the correct term for them), Frontier Lodge has a special dispensation to wear them. I'm currently working on mine right now, based partly off an apron that Forrest Lodge has hanging on the wall.
     
  14. C. B. Barbee

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  15. Robert Marshall

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    I feel like I read somewhere that only a PM can have a decorated apron. Will someone clarify what my memory is telling me?
     
  16. rhitland

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    They can I have a PM in my Lodge who has an apron very similar to the above pic.
     
  17. Blake Bowden

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    I'm fairly certain you are correct. Too bad though, I would like to see decorated aprons come back.
     
  18. C. B. Barbee

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    Here's some examples of the aprons that Frontier uses:

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  19. nick1368

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    I ran across a great web site from the other side of the pond that had some really nice lambskin aprons, most were remakes like the Washington/Lafayette Apron. I will find the link and post it later. They had some other neat looking items as well.
     
  20. rhitland

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    The Article is way to long but I will hit the points we need here. It details the decoration of an apron and leaves nothing to question.

    Art 273 Officers: Regalia: Apron shall be 16 inches square with a drop in the bib of 6 inches to the triangular point. Only the bib shall have the jewel of the appropriate officer embroidered on it and the body below the bib may have the S&C circumcribing the letter G . The outside edge may have a 1 inch blue strip around the outside. The bib can have the same blue strip just 1/2 inch wide. Past Masters may wear the same apron as the WM but with the addition of the arch (or quadrant) under the points of the compasses would be optional.



    Art 274 Members: Apron Shall be the same size as officers and shall be white with no decorations
     

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