Historical information

The Walking Stick was owned by Dr. Samuel Reynolds- the first Mansfield Doctor


This item is significant because Dr. Samuel Reynolds was Mansfield's first doctor who established the local hospital and contributed to many aspects of the social life of the town.'Colonial Doctor and His Town' by Joan Gillison, Cypress Books, 1976 is the Doctor's Story.The Walking Stick has remained in the Reynold's family until it was donated to the Society.

Physical description

A Victorian Bamboo horse measuring stick with a horn handle unscrewing to reveal brass measure and extending to 17 hands.