The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

Candle Mold

Item

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Title

Candle Mold

Description

A mold that could make three candles at a time. Most candles at the time were made with tallow (animal fat) because other options like beeswax were expensive. Using bayberries, despite providing wax with a pleasant smell, was hard work and took too many berries to produce an adequate amount of candles. Once more lighting options were more readily available (lanterns, betty lamps, etc.) candles would be considered too expensive for daily use and were brought out for only special occasions.

Source

1932.14, Museum Collection, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky

Format

Identifier

1932.14

Citation

“Candle Mold,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 13, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5822.