Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Jack's Outback Rendezvous #12 Jack's Outback Rendezvous #12

Tin Candle Molds. Very popular in the late 19th century. Jack says, "Everyone made their own candles, you could not go to a store and buy candles". In fact, candles were a luxury of the rich. "If you weren’t wealthy, you had to use smelly whale oil lamps for light". Tin smithing was a highly skilled trade in the 1800’s, "they were like the mechanical engineers of the time". Candle molds came in all sizes and were designed to pour single or multiple candles. Today, Jack likes them for their beautiful, sculptural form.

Visit Jack’s Outback, 30 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY 518-677-2929.


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