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TALLOW CANDLES

tallow candle

An early source of light was the tallow candle, where a wick was dipped many times in fat until it was about 3/4 inch thick. In use, the top of the wick became covered with soot and the candle began to smoke. Snuffers had to be used to cut off the top of the wick. Tallow candles were also made in moulds.

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