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Miner's Candle Holder

Description

Cylindrical candle cup on short twisted arm extending to pivoting clamp device and long straight rod; the clamp for rush or splint, the long arm to stick into something.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
wrought
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Candlestick, Miner's
Iron
iron (metal)
miners' candlesticks
wrought
Wrought
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.253
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2244

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