WW1 Military Fleet Surgeon 'E.Cooper' Naval Walking Stick - Gold Top 1908
WW1 Antique Military Fleet Surgeon 'E.Cooper' Medical Naval Walking Stick - Gold Top 1908
This stick features an untested gold top which displays the initials 'E.C' as well as being embossed:
Fleet Surgeon E.Cooper R.N
on his marriage by the sick berth staff
H.Russel 2ndd S.B.S
14th May 1908'
Therefore, this stick was given to the H.M.S Swiftsures Surgeon when he got married by the ships sick berth stewards and attendant in 1908
Solid malacca shaft and an original metal ferrule.
Total length - 91.5cm
Width of the top - 3.1cm
Width of the shaft (under the top) - 2.5cm
'HMS Swiftsure, originally known as Constitución, was the lead ship of the Swiftsure-class pre-dreadnought battleships. The ship was ordered by the Chilean Navy, but she was purchased by the United Kingdom as part of ending the Argentine–Chilean naval arms race'