Geometer's Cane
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Geometer's Cane

Geometer's Cane

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    This remarkably rare walking stick doubles as a practical tool for the professional geometer. A tug on the handle of this rare cane reveals a tripod hidden within the shaft, on which the bullet-shaped ferrule is placed for sighting.

    A similar cane is pictured on page 264 of Cane Curiosa: From Gun to Gadget, 1983, by Catherine Dike.

    36 1/2” length

    Provenance:
    From the Catherine Dike Collection
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    Period: 19th Century
    Type:System/Gadget Canes
    Material:Bone/Horn
    Length:36 1/2 Inches
    Width:36.5 Inches
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