Antique Hardy Fishing, Shooting Stick, Seat.
A rare Hardy’s tripod sportsman’s walking stick seat in great original condition. The seat is fixed to a single telescopic column and has three steel legs with foot discs. This type of Hardy’s tripod walking stick with a revolving aluminium seat is extremely hard to come by. The telescopic seat can be adjusted to the desired height and then locked in place with the brass locking nut. The tripod sportsman’s walking stick can fold up to use as a walking stick, the legs are held in place by a sprung brass ring and when released the legs close up and act as one with the seat having leather hand grips for comfort. ‘HARDY BROS. LTD., MAKERS, ALNWICK’ is stamped onto the aluminium seat, ‘MADE BY, HARDY BROS. LTD., ALNWICK, ENGLAND’ is stamped onto the alloy boss with a Royal appointment seal of King George V and the Prince of Wales plume of three feathers. This type of seat was made in the 1920’s and 1930’s and was regularly shown in the Hardy’s Anglers’ Guides catalogues. The brass boss is engraved ‘AM, 28-9-38’. The Hardy’s sportsman’s walking-stick seat was an ideal piece of equipment for the shooter or angler. This is every fisherman’s or collectors must. If you collect Hardy’s you surely must have one of these.
This model with the alloy seat is probably the more difficult to find compared to the one with the leather hammock seat.