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Accession # SRM1990-15.4

Splint holder

18th century


Candles were time-consuming to make, so many people used other things for fuel. A peeled, dried piece of meadow rush was dipped in tallow and burned at a 45-degree angle from this wrought iron splint holder. Smokeless and odorless, it burned quickly but did not drip.




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