Nicknamed "Sticking Tommy" these Rare forms of Candle Holders were used by Early Coal,Iron, Silver, and Gold Miners !
Excellent Undamaged Form. You can still see the Sharp Pointed Angle-Cut Tip, and the overall dark aged Patina.Possibly N.O.S.
Tommy Measures 9 3/4 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide at the coiled socket, and 1 5/8 at the finger loop coil.
There was a Patent issued for a "Twisted Wire" candle Stick Holder :
Patent # 626817
Dated : Jun 13, 1899
Issued to : Powell, Allen W.
MINERS CANDLE Stick (twisted wire)
Technical Notes : This example differs from the patent drawing listed in that the round wire versus the square twisted wire, and the lack of a hanging hook. It is not unusual to find that production models differed greatly from the first patent drawings. Production examples usually found ways to cut cost by modifying designs.
Weight is 2.8 Ounces.
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