Late Victorian Customs Sack Scoop-Spear Sack

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A superb late Victorian working gadget walking stick used  by the customs authorities

A superb  late Victorian working gadget walking stick used  by the customs authorities: FREE UK DELIVERY

Sack Spear Gadget Walking Stick

A heavy working gadget walking cane in the form of a sack spear or sack scoop. Used by customs officials to test sacks of grain to determine if the contents are correct and a substitute  i.e sand has not been added.

Spear  tip on grain scoop

The end of the rod holding the sharpened metal worm, giving the means to enter a sealed sack through the sides and retrieve a  sample.

Grain Scoop Walking Stick

When not used the sampling rod slides back into the shaft of the cane. The collar providing a turn locking system to ensure the lower length, does not,  move from the upper walking stick shaft.

Customs Scoop Gadget Walking Stick

The pommel and collars, base ferrule  made from brass and copper.

The wording on the upper collar being: SOUTHGATE HOUSE

The lower locking collar holding the wording V.R  GLOUCESTER

Length:90 cm

Top Shaft Diameter:21mm

Condition: Excellent condition throughout free from breaks throughout yet showing appropriate wear for age.