Candle making machine, English, c 1888.

 
Candle making machine, English, c 1888.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Working model (scale 1:2) of a machine for making candles, made by Price's Patent Candle Company Ltd, Battersea, London. In 1842 and 1845, multi-candle mechanisms were made by Tuck and Palmer, followed in 1855 by a proces patented by two Americans, Stainthorp and Humiston, which resulted in machines such as the one shown here. In the foreground is an 18th century iron pan for pouring hot wax and a sheet iron candle mould for making four candles at a time.

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