Fool Proof Candle Snuffer: 

U.S. Patent # 5,609,480  The best way to extinguish a candle is with a snuffer so that the melted wax isn't inadvertantly blown onto the table and/or tablecloth.   The problem with a snuffer is that, until now, it not only extinguished the flame but usually bent the wick into the wet, hot wax.  This well-crafted snuffer solves the problem.  It provides the ability to see the wick, thereby eliminating the chance of bending it into the wax.  Also, the design makes it easy to store and easy to clean. A prototype has been tested and works perfectly. 

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