Gadget /System Collector's Canes

Gadget / Systems Collector's Canes

Here are a few of our old, vintage collectors walking sticks, gadget  and systems canes. If you are aiming to  start  a walking  stick collection please visit 'Thinking of Starting a Walking Stick Collection'  to give you some brief pointers. If you need help or more details details please contact us by email info@walking-canes-sticks.co.uk  or phone 01472 851430.

 

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Siren Gadget Cane c.1910

Siren Gadget Cane c.1910-SOLD

Good quality white metal  siren gadget cane mounted on blonde hardwood shaft with original base ferrule.

Design and construct suggests Northern European manufacture. Likely used  as a means of defence / warning

To active the siren, blow into the mouth piece. The degree of siren pitch is controlled by the amount of air blown into the mouth piece.

Condition

Excellent condition throughout with relevant wear for age.

Length: 90 cm

Dog Walkers Gadget Cane c.1920 - BLACKWELL PATENT

Dog Walkers Gadget Cane c.1920 - BLACKWELL PATENT

SOLD

Superb gadget cane for a dog walker or general walker. Clip on one side with whistle on other side and mounted on fruit wood shaft. The cane finished with base metal ferrule.

Makers punch: BLACKWELL PATENT

 Condition

Good condition throughout with relevant wear for age. Shaft slightly bowed.

Length: 93 cm

Royal Malta Militia Dress Sword Stick

Royal Malta Militia Dress Sword Stick

Militaria Dress sword stick for the Royal Malta Militia. White metal pommel on superb blonde full length high ridge Malacca. The cane finished with the original base metal ferrule.

The broad blade housed in the shaft, and removed  with a pull action from the lower shaft. The broad blade in good condition without breaks, cracks or reduction.

Condition

Lovely condition that has evidently been cherished.

Length:91 cm

Should you wish to purchase this cane, please contact us by telephone or email.

White Metal Pommel on Black Hardwood Shaft Sword Stick c.1900

White Metal Pommel on Black Hardwood Shaft Sword Stick c.1900

Very smart white metal pommel on black hardwood shaft with base brass and metal ferrule.

A pull action reveals a squared, tapering foil. Blade full length.

Condition

Smart cane free from breaks or cracks yet showing appropriate wear.

Length:90 cm

Should you wish to purchase this cane, please contact us by telephone or email.

Victorian Silver Pommel Slim Line Sword Stick- London 1886

Victorian Silver Pommel Slim Line Sword Stick -Solingen- London 1886

SOLD

Silver pommel on slim line Malacca shaft sword stick. The silver button pommel holding the Assay punches for London 1886. The base of the cane finished with brass and metal ferrule.

Push button action to allow the squared, tapering  foil to be removed from the cane. Full length blade free from breaks or wear. The blade holding the Solingen stamps

Condition

Good condition throughout with relevant wear for age.

Length: 92 cm

Should you wish to purchase this cane, please contact us by telephone or email.

 

 

Articulated Parakeet c.1900

A lovely and unusual example of an articulated parakeet with glass eyes. The lower beak opens for the holding of a glove or card. The study mounted on a black polished hardwood shaft with gilt collar and base metal ferrule.  

Condition

Lovely condition free from breaks or cracks.

Length:94cm

 

Horn on Malacca Petrol Lighter c.1920

Horn pommel on Malacca petrol lighter gadget cane. The base of the cane fitted with original base ferrule.

Twist and pull the horn pommel and the petrol lighter is revealed. To fill the lighter the mechanism pulls out from the cane.

Condition

Good original condition free from breaks or cracks yet showing appropriate wear for age.

 

Early Victorian Snuff Box on Bamboo Shaft c.1860

A good example of a an early Victorian bespoke gadget cane. White metal collar and hinge lidded snuff/pill box mounted on bamboo and finished with base metal ferrule.

.Further, lower  white metal lanyard eyelets. A cane that was designed for bespoke usage.

 White metal not currently tested for silver

Condition

Good original condition. Silver and bamboo free from breaks or cracks yet showing appropriate wear for age.

A good original example of a bespoke gadget cane for the period.

 

Tippling Cane c.1930

Tippling cane of the early 20th Century. Northern Europe in original manufacture and designed as a novelty item. Original glass flask with upper glass cup.

 

Condition

Good condition with relevant wear for age.

We currently hold 3  of these canes in stock

Pit Bating Cane c.1830 P.O.A

A very unique, rare and unusual cane. A cane very much a part of one of the most unacceptable  practices within the UK's social history.

Cork wood length cane with a mount of a carved rosewood head of a bull terrier. The cane used as a tool to reach and receive the bets from the crowds for the impending dog fight.  The wording on the back of the dogs head reading: 'Guineas only Master'.

To remove the coins, the user would have turned the head around, pulled upwards the nose of the dog and pulled the button on the lower lip of the dog.The guineas would have fallen from the vessel within the dogs mouth.

The cane holds a white metal collar, currently untested for silver with the letters TAS. Below the collar a band of pinned leather.

The glass eyes are evidently original and hand made.

The base of the cane finished with the original base brass ferrule.

Condition

Superb original condition, free from breaks yet showing appropriate wear for age.

Length:90 cm

 

 

 

 

Ceremonial Freemason's Sword Gadget Cane

Early 20th Century Freemason's ceremonial sword gadget cane.

On first appearance the cane shows no sign of it's hidden secret.

The brass pommel unlocks from the single locking pin. Inside the cane the top of the sword can be viewed. The length of the sword on being pulled out  reveals the blade of the sword is encased in a leather ceremonial scabbard. The hand guard  carried separately.

To fit the hand guard the top of the  sword unscrews allowing the palm grip to be removed, The hand guard then fits snugly onto the sword.

Condition

Overall the cane is in excellent condition for age with appropriate wear for age. The blade length holding decorative etching which is not fully crisp.

The leather on the scabbard is free from tears but does show wear.

The brass gadget cane pommel does hold a few minor digs.

Examples of this cane can be found in Catherine Dyke- Cane Curiosa.

Should you wish to purchase this cane, please contact us by telephone or email.

 

 

Militaria Royal Artillery Sword Stick

Superb giant of a  cane for the Militaria collector. Royal Artillery broad blade sword stick.Crop handle deer horn on high ridge, half bark Malacca with base metal ferrule.Pull action reveals the broad blade.

Condition

Good used condition free from breaks or cracks

Should you wish to purchase this cane, please contact us by telephone or email.

 

Doorman's Whistle Crook Cane With Carved Dog Head c.1910

Carved horn dog head study mounted on a crook handle cane. The lower level of the cane  holding an ACEME whistle .

The cane finished with a base metal ferrule

Condition

Lovely original condition free from breaks or cracks

Length: 90 cm

The Doorman's Whistle Gadget Cane

This is a lovely example of a whistle gadget cane. The crook handle and shaft covered in leather. The white metal whistle sits in a decorated holder at the side of the cane with a safety chain attached to both the whistle and the cane. The systems cane is finished with a base metal and brass ferrule.

Condition

The cane is in lovely condition  free from breaks, cracks or leather tears. Yet,shows appropriate wear for age.

Early 19th Century Patent Telescope & Compass Cane (c.1840)

Truly a  superb telescope and compass gadget cane. The tortoiseshell pommel unscrews to reveal a compass.

The upper shaft is covered in  shagreen which  unscrews to reveal the telescope.

The gadget mounted on a gloss high ridge, full bark Malacca with base metal ferrule and brass side eyelets.

 

Condition

The cane is in superb condition yet show appropriate wear for age

Length

87.5 cm

 Please contact for purchase.

Ivory & Silver Pen Holder Cane ( London 1923 )

 A superb gadget cane in the form of a pen holder. The ivory top unscrews to reveal a retractable pen contained within the cane. The decorated silver collar Assay for London 1923. The gadget pommel mounted on a dark hardwood polished cane with base brass ferrule.

Condition.

Lovely condition free from breaks or cracks yet showing appropriate wear for age.

Length: 91 cm

Ivory Compass Gadget Cane (c.1890)

 

A very good quality compass cane set into an ivory case with ivory top. Completed with a lower highly decorated white metal collar.

 

(not currently tested for silver)

 

The ivory top holds a carved and stained monogram that is too worn to clearly define.

 

 The shaft made from what appear to be beech and completed with an ivory ferrule.

 

Condition

 

The cane has only one ivory chip on the underside of monogrammed compass top that can only be seen when the top is viewed from below the cane or when the compass top has been removed.

 

The base ivory ferrule holds a minor expansion line, which evidently has been in place for a number of years. Otherwise the cane is in excellent working condition, yet showing the appropriate wear for age.

 

Length: 94cm

 

18th Century Mughal Indian Sword Stick

18th Century Mughal Indian sword stick with carved jade handle in the form of a lion's head. The study holding inset rough cut diamonds encircled with gold together with a deep  Indian silver collar.

Condition

Excellent original condition, free from breaks or cracks

 

Should you wish to purchase a sword stick please contact us by telephone or email.

Military Dress Parade Step Cane (c.1900)

Good quality ash step cane. When opened up the cane is used to determine the amount of steps are to be used  within a parade march.

 The cane step adjusted with the brass strap that links the two cane lengths. A brass button and slide latch opens up the cane and keeps the cane firm when closed. The cane is finished with the original trumpet shaped Victorian ferrule.

Condition

The cane is in lovely original condition free from breaks or cracks. A superb age patina on the outer brass fittings.

Length: 90 cm

Petrol Lighter Gadget Cane (Birmingham 1930)

A superb petrol lighter held in book like case. Covered in crocodile skin mounted on black hardwood shaft and deep horn ferrule. Finished with silver collar Assay for Birmingham 1930.

Condition

Beautiful condition yet showing appropriate wear for age.

Length: 91 cm