|Object ID #||1960.084.004|
|Object Name||Mold, Candle|
|Title||Candle Mold for Six Candles|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
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.
Unknown maker and provenance.
Formerly used in Sullivan Township, Grey County. Last owned by Duncan MacTavish.
|Collection||Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||H-27 W-8 L-7.5 cm|
|Found||Sullivan Twp., Grey County, Ontario|
|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.|