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2012

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Cane, Chatfield Walking Cane (Blue), 2012

This is a Cane. It was designed by Matthew Kroeker. It is dated 2012. Its medium is cast aluminum, overmolded silicone, walnut, thermoplastic rubber.

Canes have become increasingly fashionable, colorful, personalized, and more functional walking aids. The Chatfield Walking Cane’s silicone covered handle allows the cane to be propped up and rest against a wall without sliding. Its upturned nose is comfortable to grip and intuitively positions the hand directly over the wood shaft for greater stability during use.

It is credited Gift of Top & Derby Limited.

  • Cane, 18th century
  • malacca (rattan), ivory, brass, iron.
  • Gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1920-19-19

Our curators have highlighted 9 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 87.6 × 14 × 3.2 cm (34 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 1 1/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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