Candle Lighting

Candle Lighting

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This book looks at the types of candles which have been used over the centuries, and describes the various methods of manufacture. the humble rushlight, which utlised kitchen grease, is taken as a starting point fro which the developments leading to the modern candle or paraffin wax are traced. With reference to sources such as household inventories from the 16th century, the changing styles of candlesticks are followed. Candle lamps and lanterns are also included and many examples illustrated, along with other appliances which were once essential to candle lighting.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 144.78 x 203.2 x 5.08mm | 136.08g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations, bibliographical references
  • 0747805741
  • 9780747805748
  • 2,173,331

Table of contents

Introduction; Rushlights; Tallow candles; Beeswax and spermaceti candles; Guttering and snuffing; Nineteenth century developments; Candleholders; Further reading; Places to visitshow more

About David J. Eveleigh

David J Eveleigh is Curator of Social History for the City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery at Blaise Castle House Museum. He has written several articles on aspects of social history and also the Shire Albums 'Firegrates and Kitchen Ranges', 'The Victorian Farmer', 'Old Cooking Utensils' and 'Brass and Brassware'.show more