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Object ID # 1957.019.002
Object Name Cane
Title Man's Walking Cane
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Made Unknown
Description One brown wooden varnished walking cane. The cane has a slight hook at the upright end. The end of the hook is bulbous and the downward end has a non-slip rubber tip on it. The handle and shaft are very thick.
Provenance Originally owned and used by D.A. McClean. He was a grocer at 10th St. and 2nd Ave. E. in Owen Sound. Later owned by by his grand-daughter, Roma Sargent (neƩ McClean), who was married to Eddie C. Sargent. They lived in the Brooke area of Owen Sound, Grey County, for many years (now 2545 5th Avenue W.).

D. A. McClean was an Owen Sound grocer, who had his business at the corner of Poulett St. & Division St. (2nd Ave. East & 10th St.). W. A. McClean & Co. began in 1885, and closed circa 19__. Mrs. Sargent told museum staff that this walking cane had belonged to her grandfather.

Roma Sargent's parents were Mr. and Mrs. Ryerson McClean. Her father, Ryerson McClean, also worked as a grocer.
Collection Personal Gear
Material Wood/Finish/Rubber
Dimensions W-14 L-91 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County