The George Lauterer corporation sells supplies for Masonic ritual, official meetings and engagements, as well as everyday items with Masonic designs. Ritual and meeting wear include regalia such as aprons, head wear and dress collars, while common items include ties, car emblems, license plate frames and T-shirts.
The Masonic products offered at Lauterer.com range from functional to decorative. The company offers more than wearable regalia; additional supplies include rod tips and other tools, Masonic Bibles and other books, lodge furniture, banners, tapestries, and plaques. Plaques cover subjects such as awards and certificates, lecture charts and trestle boards, and diagrams of esoteric symbols. Lauterer also offers carrying cases for many of its items.
Other Masonic items Lauterer offers include casual wear, such as polo shirts and ski hats, and accessories such as shirt collar tips, tie tacks, rings and watches. Key chains, mugs, steins and pens with Masonic designs are also available. The jewelry and other accessories have a wide price range, from products made from less expensive tungsten to costlier gold-plated items.
The Chicago-based George Lauterer Corporation began retailing Masonic and religious items in 1881. The company began as a brick-and-mortar entity with a mail order catalog but then expanded to Internet sales. It also offers products for Elks Lodges, the Order of the Eastern Star and more traditional religious ceremonies.