Recently, outgoing Secretary, Holly Syrrakos, the seal's keeper, released the instrument to our incoming Secretary, Renee Dunham. The beautiful antique was not in working order. Somehow, over the years the mechanism had become jammed, likely gummed up from dried-out lubricants.
Presumably our device was made sometime near the Club's founding. While incorporated organizations still have seals, it is highly unlikely that any are made these days with the smooth forgings, quality, design, and workmanship found in the over 100-year-old "Great Seal" of the Montgomery Sycamore Island Club.