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Queens County Museum

Mould, Candle

Accession number: 78-35
Category: Glass
Date: 1700s
Materials: tin
Measurements: 3.5 in L x 5 in W x 11 in Hdimentions are in inches

Six molds with handle.

History of Use:

Developed from simple design circa 1400's in Paris.  It began as a single, then double, then 6, then 12 and 24.  The 6 hole design began in the 18th century.  Deveopment of kerosene in 1854 made the use of candles obsolete.