Antique Zair Silver Mounted Walking Cane Horse Measure / Measuring Stick

A cane walking stick with a bent handle ending in a decorative root. There is a brass ferrule at te other end of the cane.

At the top of the cane there is a silver plate with scallopped edges, hallmarked Birmingham 1899 with an inner silver oval which lifts, revealing a brass & wood horse measure with a brass arm containing a glass spirit level. The spirit level still works. The wood of the measure is stamped "G & J Zair Makers, Made in England", it is marked from 10hh to 17 hands on one side and in centimetres on the other.
This was a working tool, there is a 5cm (2 inch) shallow split below the silver plate on one side, this has been filled & there is no movement in it (see images)

Dimensions 37" (93.5cm) long

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