Vintage Candle Snuff Candle Snuffer Extinguisher British Colonial Traditional Style Long Handle Stainless Finish


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Beautiful stainless (could be pewter) candle snuff/snuffer with raised beaded detail. Unique length (longer) and shape has British Colonial feel.These are 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: metal.