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1940

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1987

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Cane With Pull-out Map (USA), 1940

This is a Cane with pull-out map. It was manufactured by In-A-Cane Display Co.. It is dated 1940 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is wood, metal, coated fabric, plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Cane with Pull-Out Map.

This object was donated by John B. Scholz. It is credited Gift of John B. Scholz in memory of Walter Scholz.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

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  • Gift of Dr. Hilton Beck (MB Bch M.Med FRACGP).
  • s-e-2570

Its dimensions are

L x W x D (map partially extended, as pictured): 87.7 x 12.8 x 2.5 cm (34 1/2 x 5 1/16 x 1 in.)

Cite this object as

Cane With Pull-out Map (USA), 1940; Manufactured by In-A-Cane Display Co. ; wood, metal, coated fabric, plastic; L x W x D (map partially extended, as pictured): 87.7 x 12.8 x 2.5 cm (34 1/2 x 5 1/16 x 1 in.); Gift of John B. Scholz in memory of Walter Scholz; 1987-97-10

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection.

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