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Candle box

Northeastern United States or England



13-1/4 in x 4-1/4 in (dia)


Tinned sheet iron

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp

Accession Number



The cylindrical box with plain, disk ends has a hinged lid that covers about one-quarter of the cylinder. A hinged and slotted hasp slides over a tab to close the lid.  Two long tabs have large circular holes cut into one end and are soldered to the box at the other; they allow the box to be hung from the wall.  This box protected candles, that were made of tallow rendered from animal fats, from insects and rodents.