Through years of researching and studying George Washington inaugural and New Nation Tribute buttons, I was able to identify the Artisans who engraved the steel dies for these buttons. For the first time in history, I was able to identify the names of the engravers by their own signature maker marks. These Artisan’s marks not only show their initials, but depict Scottish Royal family symbols that span back the centuries. My plan for GWI and NNT buttons is to give two views to help understand the intent behind the symbols we see on these celebratory buttons. The first, is the American Patriot or New Republic view. The second, is the Scottish view in association with Scottish Royal family heraldry. Since America had no heraldry history of it’s own, we will show how Robert Scot and his loyal Scottish Artisans used Scottish History to give “Heralding Authority” to all the New official symbols that the new American government will base it’s authority from. These new official American government symbols should be viewed as a disguise for the Scottish Jacobite movement in building a New Republic in America.
It is my current theory that Robert Scot was the Master Artisan engraver, and along with his Philadelphia Artisans they created all the GWI & NNT steel dies. Once the steel die hub was cut, he split them up. He gave a few dies out to some local American manufacturers, and then sent the majority of the steel dies across the Atlantic to be made in England. What Robert Scot and his Philadelphia Artisans did was disguise their own Scottish Royal family heraldry symbols into the buttons. One should d also note, this might be the only time the Artisans were given the wide latitude to include in Mason symbols within their works. Meaning, most other official Art commissioned by these Artisans usually used Scottish Royal Heraldry art associations and not Masonic connotations. This practice can be clearly seen in various official government Art projects over the next several years. They did this for two reasons. One to give heraldry authority to Americas symbols. Second, these Philadelphia artisans were brethren who shared their complete loyalty to the Scottish Royal House of Stewart and the Bonnie Prince.
Thenames of the Philadelphia Artisan’s who created Rattlesnake, George Washington inaugural and New Nation Tribute buttons are:
Master Artisan Robert Scot
Fellow Craft Artisans: J. Trenchard, J. Thackera & Son, Francis Shallus, and Samuel Allerdice. These named individuals created and engraved the steel die hubs together. This was a joint project that was accomplished along with all their other commissioned work. Meaning, they all had their specialty, and they did certain sections. There was also other associated prominent Artisans that were commissioned by the different Congressional Committees. There art also reflected this Scottish heraldry symbols to act as underlying authority. There is Pierre Eugene Du Simitirie, J. Wright, ect..