This silver plate match safe is in excellent condition. There are no dings or dents and the hinge and spring work perfectly, opening and closing with a nice snap. This depicts Frank C. Roundy. This beautiful match safe commemorates the 32nd Degree Class honoring Illustrious Brother Roundy 33rd Degree of Oriental Consistory Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (A.A.S.R.) from April 13 -22, 1909.Imperial Potentate of the Shrine, 1907 - 1908. Born January 15, 1858 in Lake Geneva, Wis. In his long life, he personally knew every imperial potentate from its founding in 1876 until his death in 1955 (64) and had installed many of them in office. At the time of his death he was the oldest living 33rd degree AASR (NJ). Was potentate of the Medinah Shrine Temple in Chicago, 1899 - 1900. He had organized more Shrine auxiliary units than any other man. He held many offices in both York and Scottish Rites - died February 12, 1955.
This safe measures 2 5/8" by 1 5/8". A very interesting piece. Made by Whitehead & Hoag of Newark, NJ.