Last week, Anne E. Bentley of the
Massachusetts Historical Society asked:
I'm wondering if any of your readers have come across this cipher in their collecting. Although this example is a china cream pitcher, the logo seems to resemble something one would find on a token or medal.
Kay O. Freeman writes:
It is associated with New England Order of Protection (NEOP). Their motto was "Equity, Benevolence and Charity."
Thus, that is what "EBC" monogram stands for.
NEOP started November 11, 1887 and Supreme Lodge was in Boston.
For more information, see:
NEW ENGLAND ORDER OF PROTECTION
The depth and breadth of E-Sylum reader knowledge never ceases to amaze me.
"Trust Kay to come up with the answer!!! This made my day much much better. Kay, you really are a marvel."
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
QUERY: WHAT IS THIS MYSTERIOUS CHINA CREAM PITCHER CIPHER?
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