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Two-candle mold

Northeastern United States



6-1/4 in x 3-3/4 in x 3 in


Tinned sheet iron

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of Mrs. Alfred C. Harrison

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This small two-candle mold with a strap handle made taper sticks, distinguished from candle sticks by their smaller size.  The mold, made of tin-coated sheet iron bent to shape and soldered, has a small platform base shaped like the shallow pan at the top that prevented hot liquid tallow from spilling or dripping.  Most candle molds had a hook from which they would hang while the tallow gelled in the mold, rather than a platform base.