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    Posted 10 years ago

    JonSedgwick
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    Ingerited item and don't know what it is - some sort of press? Has it for example some tobacco, onion/garlic or grape connection. It has some sort of makers marks on it but i cant read them with my eyesight - but suspect it is silver plate.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Another candle wick trimmer. There has been a rash of them lately.
    2. JonSedgwick, 10 years ago
      I now know its a candle snuffer - any information on the style/age/history appreciated!
    3. JonSedgwick, 10 years ago
      Thanks Blunderbuss - I should have studied this site better before I posted!
    4. epson233 epson233, 10 years ago
      check out the following link on ebay -- very similar to your posting

      .ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350629684918&item=350629684918&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466
    5. epson233 epson233, 10 years ago
      lets try that site again

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350629684918&item=350629684918&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466
    6. JonSedgwick, 10 years ago
      Thanks Epson
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      "As the mass of solid fuel is melted and consumed, the candle grows shorter. Portions of the wick that are not emitting vaporized fuel are consumed in the flame. The incineration of the wick limits the exposed length of the wick, thus maintaining a constant burning temperature and rate of fuel consumption. Some wicks require regular trimming with scissors (or a specialized wick trimmer), usually to about one-quarter inch (~0.7 cm), to promote slower, steady burning, and also to prevent smoking. In early times, the wick needed to be trimmed quite frequently, and special candle-scissors, referred to as "snuffers" until the 20th century, were produced for this purpose, often combined with an extinguisher. In modern candles, the wick is constructed so that it curves over as it burns (see picture on the right), so that the end of the wick gets oxygen and is then consumed by fire—a self-trimming wick."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candle
    8. epson233 epson233, 10 years ago
      i love candles -- only trust those in the jars with the lids however -- being the cheap skate that i am i never trim my wicks -- just add more wax from other candles -- amazing how long one can make those wicks last -- always offers a nice ambiance and fragrance to the rooms

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