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  Lindahl Open Thimble Brass Cap Marking.jpg - LINDAHL OPEN THIMBLE - Lindahl with brass match safe in handle, marked on brass screw cap PATENT NO. 801465, LINDAHL MFG. CO. DENVER, COLO. U.S.A. 11 3/4 in. long, less common cut-out thimble variation, ex-Doc Kraft collection, No. 201 on pp 102-103 in Wilson’s Candlestick Guide  (The LINDAHL is one of the most sought after manufactured candlesticks.  The distinctive brass match safe handled candlestick was patented by John Bernt Lindahl of Denver, CO in 1905.  Lindahl traveled from his home in Sweden to the Colorado Rockies in 1887 and worked in the mines at Aspen and elsewhere.  His invention of a stick with a match safe handle to store extra matches to avoid being without light in the dark, wet mines caught on with miners and he was able to sell them for a dollar apiece.  Beside the brass match safe, the other distinctive feature is that the Lindahl can be disassembled by unscrewing the shaft from the handle and removing the hook and thimble so it could be carried in a pocket.  Three basic styles exist.  The earliest has a large hex nut directly in front of the hook and has PAT. APLD. FOR stamped on the hook.  The second style has a smaller round spacer replacing the hex nut and a stamping on the brass cap PATENT NO. 801465 LINDAHL MFG. CO. DENVER COLO. USA. The third and most recent as shown here has a cut-out thimble.  See Bobrink, Mining Artifact Collector #7, pp 15-16)  
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Lindahl Open Thimble Brass Cap Marking | LINDAHL OPEN THIMBLE - Lindahl with brass match safe in handle, marked on brass screw cap PATENT NO. 801465, LINDAHL MFG. CO. DENVER, COLO. U.S.A. 11 3/4 in. long, less common cut-out thimble variation, ex-Doc Kraft collection, No. 201 on pp 102-103 in Wilson’s Candlestick Guide (The LINDAHL is one of the most sought after manufactured candlesticks. The distinctive brass match safe handled candlestick was patented by John Bernt Lindahl of Denver, CO in 1905. Lindahl traveled from his home in Sweden to the Colorado Rockies in 1887 and worked in the mines at Aspen and elsewhere. His invention of a stick with a match safe handle to store extra matches to avoid being without light in the dark, wet mines caught on with miners and he was able to sell them for a dollar apiece. Beside the brass match safe, the other distinctive feature is that the Lindahl can be disassembled by unscrewing the shaft from the handle and removing the hook and thimble so it could be carried in a pocket. Three basic styles exist. The earliest has a large hex nut directly in front of the hook and has PAT. APLD. FOR stamped on the hook. The second style has a smaller round spacer replacing the hex nut and a stamping on the brass cap PATENT NO. 801465 LINDAHL MFG. CO. DENVER COLO. USA. The third and most recent as shown here has a cut-out thimble. See Bobrink, Mining Artifact Collector #7, pp 15-16) Download Original Image
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