Why Judges Use Gavels

The Masonic origin of gavels.

“Perhaps no lodge appliance or symbol is possessed of such deep and absorbing interest to the craft as the Master’s mallet or gavel. Nothing in the entire range of Masonic paraphernalia and formulary can boast of an antiquity so unequivocally remote,” according to Joseph F. Ford in Early History and Antiquities of Freemasonry. (Hunt)”

Gavels in Freemasonry

https://skirret.com/papers/gavelsinfreemasonry.html

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