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  Crescent.JPG - LUDLOW-SAYLOR CRESCENT - Length 11 3/8 in; 2 in tall hook; marked CRESCENT on shaft, thimble brazed in slot, some Japanned finish of black varnish, made by Ludlow-Saylor Wire Company, St. Louis ca. 1900, #34 in Wilson’s candlestick book; with gold ore specimen from Ortiz gold mine, Cerillos, NM (The Ludlow-Saylor Wire Company, St. Louis, MO was a prolific manufacturer of miners' candlesticks, second only to Varney in number of sticks made.  Though they vary somewhat in design, all are cast steel and, except for the model marked IDEAL, all have the thimble brazed on.  Many are painted with a black varnish (known as Japanned).  Like Varney, Ludlow-Saylor made sticks under other names including COLORADO, CALUMET, HECLA, CRESCENT, DULUTH, IMPROVED IDEAL, IRON RANGE, MONTANA, MT SHASTA, MENLO, CALIFORNIA, EUREKA, ARGAUNAUT and WASHINGTON.  Several of these sticks are pictured on my site.  They varied in length from 8 ¾ to 12 in; see Wilson and Bobrink, Candlestick Guide, pp 35-39)  
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Crescent | LUDLOW-SAYLOR CRESCENT - Length 11 3/8 in; 2 in tall hook; marked CRESCENT on shaft, thimble brazed in slot, some Japanned finish of black varnish, made by Ludlow-Saylor Wire Company, St. Louis ca. 1900, #34 in Wilson’s candlestick book; with gold ore specimen from Ortiz gold mine, Cerillos, NM (The Ludlow-Saylor Wire Company, St. Louis, MO was a prolific manufacturer of miners' candlesticks, second only to Varney in number of sticks made. Though they vary somewhat in design, all are cast steel and, except for the model marked IDEAL, all have the thimble brazed on. Many are painted with a black varnish (known as Japanned). Like Varney, Ludlow-Saylor made sticks under other names including COLORADO, CALUMET, HECLA, CRESCENT, DULUTH, IMPROVED IDEAL, IRON RANGE, MONTANA, MT SHASTA, MENLO, CALIFORNIA, EUREKA, ARGAUNAUT and WASHINGTON. Several of these sticks are pictured on my site. They varied in length from 8 ¾ to 12 in; see Wilson and Bobrink, Candlestick Guide, pp 35-39) Download Original Image
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