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  Cleaves Folding Hook Upright RSide.JPG - C CLEAVES FOLDING HOOK - Polished steel C. Cleaves folding hook fuse cutter model candlestick, 8 3/4 in. long, marked C CLEAVES on thimble, model No. 212 in Wilson’s Candlestick Guide, ex-Roger Peterson 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 sticks),  a swivel bar fuse cutter and blasting cap crimper (shown elsewhere in my sticks), and a swivel hook fuse cutter 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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Cleaves Folding Hook Upright RSide | C CLEAVES FOLDING HOOK - Polished steel C. Cleaves folding hook fuse cutter model candlestick, 8 3/4 in. long, marked C CLEAVES on thimble, model No. 212 in Wilson’s Candlestick Guide, ex-Roger Peterson 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 sticks), a swivel bar fuse cutter and blasting cap crimper (shown elsewhere in my sticks), and a swivel hook fuse cutter 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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