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  C Cleaves Fuse Cutter Crimper Open.JPG - C CLEAVES FOLDING BAR - Polished steel C. Cleaves fuse cutter and cap crimper model candlestick, 11 1/4 in. long, marked C CLEAVES on thimble, model No. 208 in Wilson's Candlestick Guide, ex-Bob Schroth collection (Of all the candlesticks made for miners’ use, the Cleaves arguably has the cleanest design, best workmanship and most distinctive look.  Three models are known including a one-piece (shown elsewhere in my stick pics), a swivel hook cap crimper (shown elsewhere in my stick pics), and a swivel bar fuse cutter and cap crimper as shown here.  Distinctive features include the elegant serrated thimble and awkward position of the thumb tab.  Charles Samuel Cleaves was born in Weaverville, CA in 1860 to Irish immigrant parents.  He married M. Hobart in 1887 and had one son, Charles De Forest Cleaves, born in 1889.  He owned a blacksmith shop in Weaverville where he made candlesticks, spurs and bits for freight horses.  He died in 1918 at the age of 58.  See Thorpe, Mining Artifact Collector #36, pg 24 and Wilson’s Candlestick Guide, pp 29, 106, 108)  
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C Cleaves Fuse Cutter Crimper Open | C CLEAVES FOLDING BAR - Polished steel C. Cleaves fuse cutter and cap crimper model candlestick, 11 1/4 in. long, marked C CLEAVES on thimble, model No. 208 in Wilson's Candlestick Guide, ex-Bob Schroth collection (Of all the candlesticks made for miners’ use, the Cleaves arguably has the cleanest design, best workmanship and most distinctive look. Three models are known including a one-piece (shown elsewhere in my stick pics), a swivel hook cap crimper (shown elsewhere in my stick pics), and a swivel bar fuse cutter and cap crimper as shown here. Distinctive features include the elegant serrated thimble and awkward position of the thumb tab. Charles Samuel Cleaves was born in Weaverville, CA in 1860 to Irish immigrant parents. He married M. Hobart in 1887 and had one son, Charles De Forest Cleaves, born in 1889. He owned a blacksmith shop in Weaverville where he made candlesticks, spurs and bits for freight horses. He died in 1918 at the age of 58. See Thorpe, Mining Artifact Collector #36, pg 24 and Wilson’s Candlestick Guide, pp 29, 106, 108) Download Original Image
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