This handy contraption doubled as a walking stick and a seat. Made by the timber company Enso-Gutzeit Oy for the Helsinki Olympic Games of 1952, it came to good use at the marathon and the 50-kilometre walk race, which took place on a highway. After seeing the athletes on their way to the turning point, the spectators had to wait for a long time before catching a glimpse of them again on their way back to the Stadium.
The length of the stick is 89 centimetres. The diameter of the stool is only 23 cm, which makes it rather uncomfortable for an adult person.