Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NOSTALGIA!






 I was sitting in the doctor's office reading the September issue of Art and Antiques when I came across this nifty little number!!!  How cool is this! At the turn of the last century, all gentlemen had a walking cane as an elegant accessory.  Some hid a sword, I believe, while others were actually guns. This one was an easel in disguise!  The handle came off and there was a metal tripod that dropped down through the bottom.  I hope you can see the space for the paints and next to that there was a water container.

I wish my dad was still alive.  Of course he would be 107 years old! but he was very clever and I know he could make me one of these.  My youngest son inherited this mechanical inventive gene but he is too busy.  Who do you know who could recreate this concept?  I'm ready to place my order!

9 comments:

Harley King said...

Wow! Amazing what gets lost in history.

jgr said...

OH! That is the coolest thing, I am ready to order one, too.

meera said...

oh neat! I want one too :)

Jeanette said...

How amazing! I want one too!!

Often the best things have gone before. This is one that could do with recreating.

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Wow! That is an amazing contraption.

Valerie Kamikubo said...

I love that it looks well used! What a wonderful thing!

Linda said...

how ingenious. i want one, too!

jane Ferguson said...

Way cool Myrna ,hope to see you at crit today

Jala Pfaff said...

Hilarious. Kind of James Bond-ish.

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