This is a rare gadget stick, featuring a rounded diospyros wood top which is furnished with a silver collar with hallmarks for:
And a silver mounters mark:
or the famous London-based stick and whip mounter:
'George William Vose'
The ball top pulls up to reveal the hunting hound measuring stick, complete with measurements in both inches and centimetres, a pull-out brass level with its original spirit level and is embossed with the maker:
'Callow & Sons Park Lane London'
'Thomas Calow & Sons were founded in 1841 by Thomas Callow. By 1852 the firm became Thomas Callow & Son, and eventually the company changed to Oscar Callow in 1925. They were known as top-quality and high-class makers of whips, and occasionally unique gadget canes'
Measures up to 30" / 75cm
Malacca shaft onto which the inch measurements continue, complete with an original metal ferrule.
The perfect rare item for a collector.
Length when closed - 44.5cm
Length when fully opened - 80.5cm
Diameter of the top - 4.1cm
Diameter of the shaft under the top - 2.2cm
Weight - 185g
Good condition with some small age marks to the shaft, adds to the character of this rare item.
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