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Details:
  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Midwest

  • State

    Ohio

  • Posted by

    jake12121212

Notes:

Perhaps a cane? A wooden handle on one end and a brass tip on the other. About 34 inches long with a 3/8 inch metal rod running through the center of these stacked “disks”. I have assumed the brown part is made from leather washers. But does anyone recognize what the cream colored disks could be from? Disks range from 1 inch to 3/4 inch in diameter and 1/4 inch high. Item was abandoned in an old house in North Central Ohio in the late 1800’s. Not from corn cobs.

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome Jake12121212! And the cane was found in “in the old steamer trunks were letters and pictures…” all this sounds so intrigue. Thanks for sharing Jake12121212! Laura

    January 15th, 2018 at 1:56am

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    50 plus year mystery solved! Give that girl a raise, Walter! You not only have a BOTANIST on duty but evidently an on-call MARINE ZOOLOGIST. I think you nailed it Laura! I did not think it pertinent at the time but along with the cane in the old steamer trunks were letters and pictures indicating that this family had traveled to Florida or the Caribbean and the Panama Canal Zone long before the motor car or airships. Time line fits. Many thanks!

    January 8th, 2018 at 10:14pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Another link for shark/vertebrae walking stick. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/204555-1800s-shark-fish-vertebrae-walking-stick

    December 31st, 2017 at 10:09am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I speculate perhaps the cream disks could be a type of bones? Check out these fish/shark veterbrae cane links. Best wishes jake 12121212! https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/more-furniture-collectibles/collectibles-curiosities/shark-vertebrae-cane/id-f_777256/

    December 31st, 2017 at 10:26am

  • Walter Reeves Master Identifier says:

    Wow….what a puzzle! I’ll leave it to others to theorize.

    December 31st, 2017 at 9:25am

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