Syria Shrine Temple Walking Stick

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This is a wonderful walking stick with a great story!  It was made for Syria Shrine Temple of Pittsburgh, PA with a very unique feature... the tip was made of celluloid and would "light up" when turned on so the Shriner who owned it could hail a cab from the curb after a Temple meeting, movie or opera in downtown Pittsburgh.  The inside of the stick is hollowed out to hold the battery that powered it. A ring on the outer band turned from right to left and visa versa to turn it on/off.  Not many of these sticks survived the test of time because if you dropped it, or it fell over, the celluloid tip would shatter.  The tip was a beautiful amber color when lighted and was engraved with the Syria Temple name and Shrine emblem. 

 

         

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