Walking Stick with Telescope, 92cm
Walking Stick with Telescope, 92cm ~ Canne avec Télescope, 15cm ~ Canna da Passeggio con Telescopio, 92cm ~ Gehstock mit Teleskop, 92 cm ~ Bastón con telescopio ~ Walking Stick with telescope
On closer examination of the ornate handle to this gentleman's walking stick, it becomes apparent that in fact you are looking at the retracted draws of a rather fine telescope. The clever mounting means it can swivel out and expand without being removed, so you can then rest the bottom of the stick on something sturdy, to steady the image. A fantastic example of Victorian ingenuity, beautifully reproduced in varnished rosewood and polished brass. Measures 96cm. x4 magnification.