Candlestick (2 of 2)

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made in Britain

Postcard of Candlestick (2 of 2).
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Candlestick (2 of 2)

This tin candlestick dates from the early 19th century.

The candlestick is stamped on the base 'BRITISH MAKE / (B?)OUTTERWARE'. It is pictured here with its reflector head for throwing and intensifying a beam of light. The rim on which the hood rests serves as a conventional drip tray when the hood is removed. The barrel shaft of the candlestick contains a spring which presses the candle up as it burns down, thus keeping the flame at a constant level.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-197-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGL 6
Date: Early 19th century
Material: Tin plating / wax. Inscription: On base: BRITISH MAKE / [monogram] / (B?)OUTTERWARE
Dimensions: 13.75" min H / 1.50" L candle
What: Candlestick / candle
Subject: Lighting - lamps - of all kinds (NMAS Classification)
Description: Tin-plated candlestick of adjustable height, with a reflector head for throwing a beam of light, made in Britain, early 19th century
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