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Posted 6 years ago


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I have absolutely no idea what these are designed to do, neither did my grandmother, and she gave them to me years ago. We have guessed that there were for snuffing candles, and they sit up off the table because the wax and black from the candle would not get on the tablecloth?

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  1. Esther110 Esther110, 6 years ago
    Candle snuffer. You guessed right! lol I have a couple of these, and they work great.
  2. wolcott1 wolcott1, 6 years ago
    I have one of these and I wasn't sure of it's use either. Thanks for posting and thanks Esther for confirming what we suspected!
  3. castlecreek, 6 years ago
    Esther110, so grateful for your response! Now I'm going to post another one that has me baffled - two cast squirrels with a bar between them, held in their mouths.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Dual purpose-- they are candle snuffer as well as wick trimmer.

  5. castlecreek, 6 years ago
    Scottvez, thanks for sharing even more light on the subject!
  6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Shed more light on a candle apparatus-- was that intentional!
  7. Esther110 Esther110, 6 years ago
    Thanks Scott! I use them often, almost daily (I love scented candles) and by confirming the candle snuffer thing I forgot to mention the wick trimmer. Since it's all done in one quick step...

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