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Manufactured by:
Carex, American  Search this
Worn by:
Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II, American, 1935 - 2009  Search this
aluminum with plastic and rubber
H x W x D: 35 13/16 × 1 3/16 × 5 1/4 in. (91 × 3 × 13.3 cm)
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
ca. 2004
A medical cane used by Reverend Ike. The cane has an aluminum shaft and a black plastic handle. The bottom half of the cane shaft features ten holes and a spring loaded button to adjust the height. It also has an aluminum tightening band near the base. A fragment of a white plastic zip tie is attached to the cane shaft, just above the band near the base. The cane has a plain, crook shaped, black, plastic handle. A rectangular shaped, silver tone label is adhered to the cane shaft, just below the handle. Black text printed on the label reads [CAREX® / caring for you] with a red accent line below. Attached to the bottom of the cane shaft is a black rubber heel.
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Eula M. Dent Eikerenkoetter (Wife) and Xavier F. Eikerenkoetter (Son)
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture