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  Kelly Patent RSide with Reflector Turned and Crab Extended.JPG - KELLY PATENT - Rare patented steel candlestick with nickel-plated copper reflector and adjustable crab, length 11 5/8 in., reflector 3 1/2 in. tall and 1 1/2 in. wide and can be rotated 180 deg., patented as No. 910,390 by Benjamin F. Kelly of Salt Lake City, UT on Jan. 19, 1909, marked on back of reflector PAT APLD FOR, no. 186 in Wilson and Bobrink’s Miners’ Candlesticks Guide (The Kelly candlestick is a unique miners’ candlestick.  As shown in an early Jan. 17, 1908 ad in Miners and Mining Magazine, the Kelly is the only production made candlestick to include two unique features: a reflector and an adjustable crab.  The ad claims the nickel-plated copper reflector protected the candle against strong drafts and provided several candle power of light.  The adjustable tool steel crab would hold the candle straight on the wall as well as level on the bottom of a drift.  Both items were adjustable and interchangeable with spares. Kelly filed for his patent on Sept. 23, 1907 while a resident of Salt Lake City.  The earliest known ad mentioned above in the Mines and Mining Magazine is dated Jan. 17, 1908 and shows Kelly manufacturing the candlestick in Salt Lake City at 326 Atlas Block.  The actual patent wasn’t issued until Jan. 19, 1909, nearly 16 months after the filing.  Another ad in The Miners Magazine dated April 8, 1909 shows Benjamin Kelly, inventor and manufacturer, located in Denver, CO at 311 Kittredge Bldg.  It’s not clear when Kelly made the move to Denver, but those in the collecting community could consider the Kelly as a Colorado candlestick.  Although Wilson and Bobrink state only 2 examples are known, it is thought that a half dozen Kelly sticks are in collections.  See Bobrink and Foott, Mining Artifact Collector #15, pp 10-11)  
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Kelly Patent RSide with Reflector Turned and Crab Extended | KELLY PATENT - Rare patented steel candlestick with nickel-plated copper reflector and adjustable crab, length 11 5/8 in., reflector 3 1/2 in. tall and 1 1/2 in. wide and can be rotated 180 deg., patented as No. 910,390 by Benjamin F. Kelly of Salt Lake City, UT on Jan. 19, 1909, marked on back of reflector PAT APLD FOR, no. 186 in Wilson and Bobrink’s Miners’ Candlesticks Guide (The Kelly candlestick is a unique miners’ candlestick. As shown in an early Jan. 17, 1908 ad in Miners and Mining Magazine, the Kelly is the only production made candlestick to include two unique features: a reflector and an adjustable crab. The ad claims the nickel-plated copper reflector protected the candle against strong drafts and provided several candle power of light. The adjustable tool steel crab would hold the candle straight on the wall as well as level on the bottom of a drift. Both items were adjustable and interchangeable with spares. Kelly filed for his patent on Sept. 23, 1907 while a resident of Salt Lake City. The earliest known ad mentioned above in the Mines and Mining Magazine is dated Jan. 17, 1908 and shows Kelly manufacturing the candlestick in Salt Lake City at 326 Atlas Block. The actual patent wasn’t issued until Jan. 19, 1909, nearly 16 months after the filing. Another ad in The Miners Magazine dated April 8, 1909 shows Benjamin Kelly, inventor and manufacturer, located in Denver, CO at 311 Kittredge Bldg. It’s not clear when Kelly made the move to Denver, but those in the collecting community could consider the Kelly as a Colorado candlestick. Although Wilson and Bobrink state only 2 examples are known, it is thought that a half dozen Kelly sticks are in collections. See Bobrink and Foott, Mining Artifact Collector #15, pp 10-11) Download Original Image
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