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Catalog Number 1956.003.0010
Accession number 1956.003.
Object Name Mold, Candle
Description Tin tubular candle mold which can make up to 6 candles. Square base at both ends of mold. Appears to make taper-type candles.

From The Catalog of American Antiques: "Candle molds were also employed, both by the homemaker and by itinerant candlemakers. These molds, of tin, pewter, or pottery, were set in a frame accommodating any number from a single stick to eight dozen. Wicks were inserted into the individual tubes,and boiling tallow was poured in; when it cooled, the finished candles were removed."
Collection Adam East Collection
Dimensions H-26.5 cm
Source East, Adam
Collector Adam East
Material Metal
People East, Adam H.