Patents:
Pre-Electric Candle Holders

 

December 24 1867
72,506
Kirchhof
Counterweighted
candle holder
April 27 1869
89,270
Anton
Pin-type candle holder
 with flags
November 29 1887
373,958
Barth
Miniature Christmas tree oil lamp
May 14 1895
539,199
Stille
Spring type candle holder with drip tray
November 12 1895
549,729
Kuch
Bendable type candle holder which wraps around candle
     
September 22 1896
568,314
Kregel
Complicated multi-positional candle holder
 
August 24 1920
1,350,710
Dietze
Late patent candle holder that wraps around branch
     

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