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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Lighting equipment https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lighting-equipment.html Candlestick https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lighting-equipment/candlestick-56399.html Tue, 05 Oct 2021 18:26:45 GMT Lighting equipment Candlestick  
Description: An incomplete cast copper-alloy candlestick of the Georgian to Victorian period. The surviving part consists of the tripod base only, from which one of the three legs has broken off and is now missing. The central boss is threaded for the stem, which carried the candle holder(s).
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Candlestick Socket and Stem https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lighting-equipment/candlestick-socket-and-stem-16991.html Thu, 22 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Candlestick Socket and Stem  
Description: A socket and stem from an early post-medieval candlestick. The socket has moulded rims at the top and bottom, and bands of tooled decoration around the body. There are six single bands and a broad strip of five bands. Each band is made up of squares of about 1mm in size. The stem is waisted with a moulded collar at the centre, and carries similar decoration above and below the collar and near the base. The underside of the base has a 4mm hole where the holder would have been attached to a drip tray.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Candlestick https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lighting-equipment/candlestick-22063.html Mon, 09 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Candlestick  
Description: A broken part of the middle section of a branched double socket type candlestick. (See Image 5 for a complete candlestick of the same type.)
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Candlestick https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lighting-equipment/candlestick-28370.html Sun, 14 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Candlestick  
Description: The candle-socket and part of the stem of an early post-medieval candlestick. The stem has a collar immediately above the location stub, and the hollow socket part has an expanded centre with lipped top which is partly damaged. The base, likely to have been conical or bell-shaped, and the lower end of the stem are missing.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Candlestick https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lighting-equipment/candlestick-29745.html Sun, 13 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Candlestick  
Description: A broken part of the middle section of a branched double socket type candlestick.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Candlestick https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lighting-equipment/candlestick-11458.html Mon, 21 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Candlestick  
Description: The middle section of a branched double socket candlestick. It is missing the circular terminal at the end of each arm, on which the sockets for holding the candles would have been fitted. (See Image 4 for a complete candlestick of the same type.)
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Candlestick Socket https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lighting-equipment/candlestick-socket-15643.html Mon, 29 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Candlestick Socket  
Description: A socket from an early post-medieval candlestick. It has a moulded lip and circumferential rings at mid-height and towards the lower end. The base is concave and has the remains of an iron rivet, with which it would have been fastened to the missing base.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Candle-Wick Trimmer / Snuffer (Fragment) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lighting-equipment/candle-wick-trimmer-snuffer-fragment-25927.html Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Candle-Wick Trimmer / Snuffer (Fragment)  
Description: A fragment of candle snuffer dating to the post medieval period. The part is an elaborate side panel from the wick tray element of a 'scissor-type' candle snuffer. These elaborate types appear to be European in manufacture, notably from Nuremberg, as recorded examples of British candle snuffers of the period are more plain by comparison. The decorated panel is rectangular with trefoil terminals (one terminal missing). Decoration consists of three blind holes on the surviving terminal, and four punched ring-and-dot motifs along the panel centre. On the reverse are two rivet holes and the remains of solder, where the panel was attached to the tray.

A candle-wick trimmer is a scissors-like instrument for maintaining the light from candles at an optimum level. After burning for a little while, the light from a candle fades and it produces an increased amount of smoke. These effects are caused by the remains of the burnt wick, which could periodically be removed by the use of a trimmer. The tool is designed such that the debris removed is contained within the closed box to prevent it falling back into the molten wax pool. The cutter could also be used to extinguish the candle by cutting the wick below the flame. Wick trimmers have been used since the mid-15th century.

See also UKDFD 33521 and HAMP-917D56.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Candle-Ejector Handle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lighting-equipment/candle-ejector-handle-32014.html Sun, 26 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Candle-Ejector Handle  
Description: A handle from the push-up ejector of a circa 19th century candlestick. It is of trefoil shape, with a small knop at the apex, and a threaded shank at the base. The shank would screw into the ejector, which fitted inside the cylindrical stem of the candlestick. The stem was slotted to allow vertical movement of the handle and ejector. It is possible that the handles also had other uses.

Cf. UKDFD 18880
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Candle-Ejector Handle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lighting-equipment/candle-ejector-handle-36978.html Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Candle-Ejector Handle  
Description: A handle from the push-up ejector of a circa 19th century candlestick. It is of openwork trefoil design, with a small knop at the apex, and a threaded shank at the base. The shank would screw into the ejector, which fitted inside the cylindrical stem of the candlestick. The stem was slotted to allow vertical movement of the handle and ejector.

An example of a similar handle on a candlestick is shown as Image 3. It is possible that the handles also had other uses.

See also UKDFD 18880.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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