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Modern Brotherhood of America

Modern Brotherhood of America Club Button Museum
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M.B.A. F.L.P
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Illustration of two hands shaking. Dark blue background and gold text. Green drawing of leaves on left, white and gold book below, cornucopia in black and white on right. 

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Made by Cruver Manufacturing Co. Chicago, IL. Union bug stamp.

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Cruver MFG Co. Chicago

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The letters stand for "Modern Brotherhood of America, Fraternal Beneficiary Society," which was a society organized and incorporated in the state of Iowa during the 1890s. it offered a "duofold  protection" plan which covered life insurance and provided a modest savings plan for old age. The MBA's headquarters were in Tipton, IA and Mason City, IA until its merger with the Independent Order of Foresters.

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