Wood cane, 35.75 in., including 2.25 in. knob and 2.5 in. ferrule. Knob is eight-sided, engraved on six of the faces: "We have met the enemy and / They are ours / Presented as a token of respect By / J.M. Bryant & E. Pollyes / From Com. Perry's / Flag Ship Lawrence." Top of knob engraved: "C.F. Allen / Supt / W.W. and C.R. / Aurora / Ill / C.B. & Q.R.R."
The USS Lawrence was Perry's flagship, involved in the victory at the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813.
C.F. Allen was Superintendent of Wood Work and Car Repairs at the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad Roundhouse located in Aurora, Illinois, whose work led to the obtainment of several patents for truck designs and other apparatus.
Cane with general wear including soiling, scratches, wear to wood finish, and tarnish to silver.
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