Cane Curiosa: From Gun to Gadget

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Les Editions de l'amateur, 1983 - Staffs (Sticks, canes, etc.) - 374 pages
With detailed photos of more than 1,600 canes, this books covers 75 private collections, in almost 100 museums. The text requires 35 chapters to classify all the different gadgets contained with these canes, from games to weapons and telescopes to musical instruments. A must not only for cane and antique collectors, but also for anyone interested in the unknown and unusual.

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About the author (1983)

Catherine Dike was born in 1928 in Front Royal, Virginia, and educated in Geneva, Switzerland, where she moved permanently during World War II. Formerly a fine art collector, Dike first became interested in canes and walking sticks in 1970. Thirteen years later, she curated a groundbreaking cane exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York.

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