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Notes See Department of Material Culture for reference image archived on CD MC000126.
Object Name
Miner's Candlestick
Title
Sticking Tommy
Dates
1875 - 1900
Subject
Mining
Description
This is a miner's candlestick of the type early miners might have carried on the front of a hat. The candlestick is a single piece of iron forged into a spike that loops into a candle thimble. Additionally, a hook extends from the shaft of the spike. This particular candlestick has been reshaped so that the candle leans away from the surface it might be inserted through (possibly the crown of a felt hat?).
Used
Mining
Object ID
H.5983.4
 
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