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Author Topic: The Telescope Walking Stick.  (Read 5395 times)
Deck Hand
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« on: February 23, 2009, 07:40:39 pm »

while strolling upon the tubes today I did spy with my little eye. A cane of steampunkness so grand, that I felt compelled to scream it from the mountain tops. Behold the Telescope walking stick ,
     I am happy to see that there are still some large manafacturers looking out for our steamy predilections.

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Deck Hand
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 11:17:16 pm »

By jove, that's genius.  I'm not sure what advantage a 4" long telescope would have over, say, squinting a little, but personally I think the lack of use makes it all the more charming. 

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 01:20:37 am »

The price is within reason. By all accounts, Hammacher Schlemmer is a most reputable firm and has served New York City well.


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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009, 01:14:39 pm »

I have a similer one I picked up in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the telescope is about as good in zoom as a decent pair on binoculars.

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009, 04:00:49 pm »

Ladies, Gents, et al,

Whilst the walking stick is indeed nice, the price reasonable, and might in fact with a 3X scope be good for birding and such, the principle reason I carry a stout, brass headed cane is for the purpose of self-defense, should such be necessary. I should truly hate to have to use such a neat device as this for such, as it would likely discombobulate the optics.


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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009, 06:33:26 pm »

Seen it.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009, 12:18:16 am »

I can't resist, I'm gonna buy one next week.

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2009, 02:08:02 pm »

As a person who uses such mobility devices daily (, my Sherlock Holmes umbrella, is my fave 'walking stick' of the moment), keep in mind for those of us on a budget there are less expensive cane/telescope combo  alternatives out there.  These cost $15 USD or less, but of course it would require some steamy mods to make it fit into our genre.  markf
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