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Cane

Cane
Title
Cane
Date 
ca. 1880
Medium 
Copper, oak
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 x 2 3/4 x 1 in. (91.4 x 7 x 2.5 cm)
Description 
Houghlin New York City oil lamp street lighter.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.108
Gallery Label 
This New York City cane was used both as a cane and as a device for New York City lamplighters to ignite the street lamps every evening at dusk. These hybrid canes were used throughout Manhattan in the 1880s before the widespread use of electric street lights.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group