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Worshipful Company of Carpenters

The Worshipful Company of Carpenters is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Carpenters were traditionally different from a fellow wood-crafting company, the Joiners' and Ceilers' Company, in that the Carpenters utilised nails while the Joiners used adhesives to attach wood.

The organisation existed in 1271; it received a Royal Charter of incorporation in 1477. The Company has, as have most of the other Livery Companies, lost its role as a trade association of tradesmen and craftsmen. Instead, it acts as a charitable institution and supports education in wood-related fields.

The Company ranks twenty-sixth in the order of precedence of Livery Companies. The Company's motto is Honour God.

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