$350.00

SKU: US21394 Category: Product ID: 6214

Description

MOLD – 12 GANG TIN CANDLE – 19TH CENTURY: I  FOUND THIS IN THE ATTIC OF MY HOUSE I BOUGHT IN 1978 ALONG WITH A BOX OF ABOUT 20 ORIGINAL BEESWAX AND BEEF TALLOW CANDLES MADE FROM THE MOLD WRAPPED IN NEWSPAPERS DATED 1889 THAT HAD SAT THERE ALL THOSE YEARS. THERE ARE STILL 4 CANDLES IN THE MOLD (WHICH I LEFT THERE RATHER THAN TRY TO GET THEM OUT) AND 10 LOOSE CANDLES I SAVED FOR DISPLAY. I SOLD OFF A FEW SPARE CANDLES TO COLLECTORS OVER THE YEARS. THE FAMILY WHO HAD OWNED THE HOUSE WAS A VERY OLD ONE AND HAD A LOT OF ANTIQUES, MANY OF WHICH I BOUGHT BEFORE ACQUIRING THE HOUSE. TIN IS EXC SINCE IT HAD A WAX ALL OVER IT, PREVENTING IT FROM RUSTING.