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Object ID # 1960.084.004
Object Name Mold, Candle
Title Candle Mold for Six Candles
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Six-candle capacity tinware candlemaking mold. There are two rows of three tubes, with rectangular bottom and top pieces holding them. The top edge area has an intentional hole.
Provenance Unknown maker and provenance.

Formerly used in Sullivan Township, Grey County. Last owned by Duncan MacTavish.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Metal/Tin
Dimensions H-27 W-8 L-7.5 cm
Found Sullivan Twp., Grey County, Ontario
People MacTavish, Duncan
Subjects Candles
Candlemaking
Lighting
Function Used by a Sullivan Township, Grey County farming family in order to form home-made candles (could make six candles at a time). The small hole at the top edge suggests that it was meant to be hung up on a wire hook or have a cord or twine loop added to hang it up with. Tinwares often were sold to Grey County settlers by peddlars, and hardware shops also often provided a tinsmithing service as well.