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  Lindahl.JPG - LINDAHL PATENT - Length 11 3/4 in; Lindahl with match safe, marked on screw capPATENT NO. 801465 LINDAHL MFG. CO. DENVER, COLO. USA, closed thimble, ex-Len Gaska collection; with chalcopyrite and quartz specimen from Santa Eulalia, Mexico (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 as shown in this photo.  The third and most recent has a cut-out thimble.  See Bobrink, Mining Artifact Collector #7, pp 15-16)  CHECK OUT THE LINDAHL PATENT IN THE FOLLOWING PIC  
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Lindahl | LINDAHL PATENT - Length 11 3/4 in; Lindahl with match safe, marked on screw cap PATENT NO. 801465 LINDAHL MFG. CO. DENVER, COLO. USA, closed thimble, ex-Len Gaska collection; with chalcopyrite and quartz specimen from Santa Eulalia, Mexico (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 as shown in this photo. The third and most recent has a cut-out thimble. See Bobrink, Mining Artifact Collector #7, pp 15-16) CHECK OUT THE LINDAHL PATENT IN THE FOLLOWING PIC Download Original Image
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