Geometer's Cane

  • This remarkably rare walking stick doubles as a practical tool for the professional geometer
  • A tripod is hidden within the shaft, on which the bullet-shaped ferrule is placed for sighting
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Item No. 30-3168

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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
Geometer's Cane
Period: 19th Century
Type: System/Gadget Canes
Length: 36
Width: 36.5 Inches

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