Why Victorians felt compelled to invent weird contraptions like cachepots holding mousetraps or fire alarms in the shape of a stuffed goat head is beyond me. Within the outrageousness of such creations, a telescope mounted on a walking stick deserves the highest praise Its polished knob fits comfortable in the palm of ones hand. Rosewood of the finest selection is used for a slender, but eminently sturdy stick. A cleverly engineered mechanism allows the telescope to be pulled up and swiveled. Held up by the stick it can be aimed and pointed like a monocle. Do not forget to remove the cap. Yes, it magnifies threefold.