19th century presentation cane with 14K gold (tested) handle, engraved to one side "From C & O Railway Employees to T. L. McCreery Y. M., Hinton, W. Va., Jan. 1, 1888". Additionally engraved on the top "J. M. McG 1915". Mounted onto a tapering ebonized wood shaft. 33 1/4" L. Note: The McCreery family was a prominent West Virginia family that brought the C & O railroad to West Virginia after the Civil War.
Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.
Gold handle in overall good condition with expected light wear. Ebonized shaft likely shortened, later added rubber tip, minor wear.