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Prices Patent Candle Companys Works 1849

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Prices Patent Candle Companys Works 1849

No. 1, Candle manufacturing process at Prices Patent Candle Company: Spreading and stripping department. Date: 1849

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1840s 1849 Barrels Candle Candles Companys Department Lighting Manufacturer Manufacturing Patent Pressing Price Prices Process Spreading Stripping


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This image from the 1840s offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Prices Patent Candle Company's candle manufacturing process. The photograph, taken in 1849, depicts the spreading and stripping department, a crucial stage in the production of high-quality candles. The scene is set in a large, dimly lit factory space, filled with the soft glow of candles in various stages of production. Men in work clothes, their faces focused and determined, are hard at work. In the foreground, a man stands by a large barrel filled with molten wax, skillfully spreading it evenly across a large, flat table using a long metal rod. Another worker, positioned nearby, carefully strips the cooled wax from the table, shaping it into long, even strips. The barrels of wax, stacked high against the walls, are evidence of the sheer volume of wax being processed. The air is thick with the sweet, comforting scent of wax and the faint sound of machinery in the background adds to the industrious atmosphere. This photograph provides a fascinating window into the past, revealing the intricacies of candle manufacturing during the 19th century. The dedication and precision of the workers, as they transform molten wax into elegant, uniform strips, is a testament to the importance of the candle industry during this time. The process may have been labor-intensive, but the end result was a product that provided essential light to homes and businesses, making it a vital part of everyday life.

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