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    Four Physician's Walking Sticks, late 19th century
    36 inches (91.4 cm) (longest)

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. KENNETH W. DAVIS, FORT WORTH, TEXAS one example manufactured by Forbes' Diagnostics having a round knob handle with brass thistle-and-crown decoration which unscrews from the wood shaft to reveal a thermometer, one English example, Birmingham, 1917, having a silver knob handle which pulls off to reveal a set of scalpel tools that screw into the canister for use, an English example by William Edward Hurcomb, London, 1902, having a horn and repoussé silver handle which unscrews to reveal pump needles, together with another English example, London, 1888, with a repoussé knob handle which unscrews to reveal a syringe.


    Condition Report*: Good overall condition, some wear to shaft consistent with use, the pump needle example monogrammed with 'AR'.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    8th-10th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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