Antique Hallmarked 1913 Repousse Silver Gadget Torch Walking Stick "F.E.B"
Antique gadget cane
Heavy weight brass rounded top which unscrews to reveal a hidden torch
A hallmarked repousse silver collar
Hallmarked for London 1913
A sturdy malacca cane shaft which is finished with the addition of a metal ferrule end, ready for use
The cane measures 92cm tall with a 5cm wide handle and a 2.5cm diameter shaft
The cane weighs 417 grams
Early in the 20th century, Malacca was referred to as the “King of Canes.” Malacca is one species of rattan (Calamus Ascipionum) found on the coast of Sumatra. Rattan palms have long, slender stems, and were perfect for the making of walking sticks. The stem is not round, but has a ridge or spine, often called a “tear-drop,” running along its length.
Very light-weight, yet very strong,With a good flex for comfortable walking yet like a bamboo unbreakable.
With no two specimens being alike. The stem is made up of links with joints or nodes at both ends like bamboo, but is not hollow like bamboo. The bark is strong, with what appears to be a satiny, natural gloss or surface glaze. Colour varies from brown to blond or reddish amber.
Good used condition.Minor dings to the silver and brass while the brass
top has previously had restoration. All solid.