This little sticking Tommy wasn't used in hard rock mining like most. It is a much earlier, utilitarian and once popular candlestick used for in home lighting during American colonial days up and through the Civil War. It features a lead candle holder with two cast iron spikes at a 90 degree angle to each other. It could be vertically stuck into a railing, post or table or it could be horizontally stuck into a wall or timber posts and thus provide lighting whenever and wherever desired. It is approximately 5 inches tall and 3.25 inches wide.