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Advert for Price's Patent Candle Company

Advert for Price's Patent Candle Company

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: Evan.4318

Item number: 4318

Genre: Leaflet

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The Price Company began making candles in 1830 and by the end of the century were the largest candle producers in the world. It held over 100 product patents, including patents for beeswax and stearine candles. Beeswax candles were particularly expensive and were used only in chandeliers and candelabras, and Price's began to develop candles with stearine, a vegetable based wax, as a cheap alternative.

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