BEKKO Flashlight System Walking Cane. England, circa 1940
The black Bakelite crook handle is 3,5 cm high, 13 cm along the arc and is about 2 cm thick, it is stamped REG N 81866. There is a 3 cm metal collar on a thick metal shaft. Just below the collar there is a button that activates the battery-operated illuminator. The unusual ferrule is 7,5cm long and gives access to the small light bulb and the batteries. It has 4 open windows, and is marked BEKKO PAT. PDG 9976. When activated, it allows the light to shine through illuminating the floor where one might step. It is in working order. On page 151 of Dike's Cane Curiosa, a close example is shown in picture 13/23 The O.L. is 80 and the condition is excellent. It is a great illuminating gadget cane.
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