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rushlight & candle holder

Date made: early 19th century

Description: Wrought iron rushlight and Candle holder, used in Ballajora Chapel when first built. Similar to 1954-7643 but candle stick only is twisted the rush light stem 9 inch long is square. Also coated with gold gilt.
A rushlight is a type of candle or miniature torch formed by soaking the dried pith of the rush plant in fat or grease. For several centuries rushlights were a common source of artificial light for poor people throughout the British Isles.

Measurements: overall: 22 cm x 8 cm x 2 cm

Materials: metal: iron

Object name: rushlight holder ; candle holder

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1954-7644


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