ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH TELESCOPE & COMPASS WALKING STICK GADGET CANE
Description - This is a very fine 19th century walking stick / gadget cane
fitted with a telescope / spyglass and a compass to the inside. The ornate cap
and fittings are gilt bronze and nicely cast. The cap unscrews to reveal a
compass inside the cap. The spyglass / telescope slides out. It is a 2 draw
telescope measuring 17 1/4" when fully opened and 13 3/4" when closed. The
optics are very good and work smoothly. The cane is most likely French, since
on the compass, instead of a W it has an O for Ouest.
Please Note - This fine cane will be expertly packed.
Size - The walking stick measures 37" long. The telescope unopened measures
13 3/4" and 17 1/4" when fully opened.
Age - This fine walking stick dates to the 19th century.
Condition - The cane is in very good condition. There is an impact bruise
to the cane with subsequent loss of an area of finish (see close-up photo). 1
of the 2 rings on the mount is absent (see photo). The veneered upper portion
of the stick has some separations to the laminations due to age. The optics are
very good. The brass eyepiece has verdigris. There is a rubber cap for a
ferrule. Please see all photos as they are an integral part of the description.
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