Vintage Brass Candle Snuff Bicentennial Commemorative Candle Snuffer Extinguisher British Colonial Style/Liberty Bell Shape


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Beautiful brass finish candle snuff/snuffer. Unique style with Liberty Bell shape commemorating the bicentennial 1776-1976, Early American and British Colonial feel. The dates are etched into brass, as well as stars, and even the crack of the Liberty Bell, wooden handle also has inlay design. Tavern candleholder sold separately here:

A candlesnuff is nice to have since the candles now days are so cheaply made, they drip everywhere. A little trick, if you freeze the candle before using, it will not drip!

From Wikipedia:
A candle snuffer is an instrument used to extinguish burning candles.[1] This may be either a (candle)snuffer (a scissor-like device with two flat blades)[2] or an extinguisher (a small cone at the end of a handle).[3] The term 'candlesnuffer' or 'snuffer' is also sometimes used to describe what was formerly known as an extinguisher.[2]
The scissor-like tool could be used to trim the wick of a candle. With skill, this could be done without extinguishing the flame. A small receptacle catches the trimmed bit of wick. This tool was rendered obsolete by the invention of self-snuffing wicks, which curl out of the flame when charred. This allows excess wick to burn away, preventing the wick from becoming too long.
The use of a snuffer helps to avoid problems associated with blowing hot wax. Extinguishers are still commonly used in homes and churches.

Materials: brass, wood.