Candle mold


Title
Candle mold
Description
Household items were often manufactured right on the plantation. Candles, for example, could be made from beeswax or from tallow. Tallow is rendered animal fat. Tallow candles were smellier and greasier than beeswax and therefore were not used in the best spaces in a house, such as the parlor or drawing room. Candles could be dipped or molded. Molded candles required hot wax to be poured into a tin candle mold where a wick was already set. This mold could make 54 candles at a time. The accompanying video describes the candlemaking process in more detail. Date approximated.
Date
1790-1818
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Historic Hope Plantation
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Historic Hope Plantation
Rights
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