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Object ID # 1956.022.002
Object Name Mold, Candle
Title Candle Mold for Twelve Candles
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Year Range from 1858
Year Range to 1880
Made Unknown tinsmith
Place of Origin Unknown
Description One tin candle mold for forming twelve candles. The molds form a rectangle with two rows of six candles. There are two sticks which the twelve wicks are tied onto attached to the artifact. There is a wire hanging ring at the top end.
Provenance Period 1858? It was used by Mrs. Gideon Carrie. The 1871 census listed a farmer, Gideon Carrie, age 42, born in Scotland, as living in Sydenham Township, Grey County. The item was last owned by Mrs. John McQuaker of Owen Sound, who died some time previous to 1956. Her daughter, Mrs. Frank W. Smith, of Owen Sound, brought this item to the museum.
The candle mold was likely used by Mrs. Gideon Carrie to make candles for her farm home in the late 19th-century.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Tin/Wood/Cord
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
Subjects Lighting