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When I was a kid in the 50's and 60's my dad had a green cane. It was
a plastic tube about 3 feet long, green in color, and it had a point
on the end that you'd stab into the center of a weed. Stabbing it
released some herbicide. I recall him pouring in some concentrated
herbicide, then adding water, and walking around the lawn stabbing
weeds. These things worked great, were easy to use and would only
spot kill, rather than kill off a whole section of lawn.
I can not find these canes sold anymore. I'd like to try to locate
one on Ebay or something like that. But what were they called?
My intent is to fill with a strong mixture of Roundup to stab and kill
Not sure of the date of your post but I too am looking for one of these.
I found a model made of PVC so you can see in it. If I can just get a
picture of the plunger system I can make them and would send you one.
Keep looking please.
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I think the name was Killer Kane, I have called Scott's company and well as
other trying to see if anyone remembered making them.
This is from a 2006 posting, but I also remember these things. My dad
has one on the 60's. He used to make me kill weeds on the lawn. It was
easy to use. Green, semi transparent, about 1-1/4' dia, and 3 ft. long.
There was a cap on the top. The tip was a brass piece about 1/4" dia.
and about an inch long.It was spring loaded, so when you push on it, it
would release spray, and when it was not pressed, nothing came out.
Basically a spring loaded valve. The liquid (herbicide) shot out of 4
small holes around the brass tip. I remember the details well, because
it tended to clog up once and awhile, and dad showed me how to push it
against the sidewalk to make sure all 4 holes would squirt.
Anyhow, I'd like to find one of these myself, but would use a more
modern herbicide. I have not seen them sold in many years.
The whole cane part could be made from 1-1/4" PVC pipe, and a pipe cap
on the top. But how to make the tip with the valve would take some
engineering. I'm trying to think of some sort of auto or tractor part
that would work for the valve. Maybe the accelerator pump from a
carburetor or soemthing like that.....
It appears that "KILLER KANE" was the name, and I found this website
with trademark info, dated 1/24/1956 and expired 10/28/2006.
Registered to "Wellmark International".
I could not find much else on the web, not even a picture....
I was hoping to find a diagram, user manual, or repair manual. But that
trademark info was about all I could find, which is just text with no
pictures or info.