1812 History
Chamberstick


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
A candleholder used during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Black, metal (tin) candleholder, approximately 4 5/8 inches tall. The bottom is a round shallow dish approximately 5 3/4 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Inn the center of the dish is a narrow candlestick holder approximately 1 3/4 inches in diameter, standing vertically.

A seam runs vertically down the cylinder, and beside the seam, on the bottom half of the cylinder, is a rectangular cut out, 1 1/4 inches x 1/2 inch.

Attached to the outer edge of the bottom dish is a loop to act as a handle.

A piece of off-white candle, approximately 2 inches tall, used, with burnt wick sits in the candlestick holder.
Date of Original:
18th-19th century
Dimensions:
Width: 14.5 cm
Height: 11.7 cm
Length: 14.5 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1972.189.2
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1556061381902 Longitude: -79.1944313049316
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
2010
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
Contact
St. Catharines Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

1932 Welland Canals Parkway P.O. Box 3012 St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Phone: 905-984-8880

Chamberstick
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Chamberstick


A candleholder used during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Black, metal (tin) candleholder, approximately 4 5/8 inches tall. The bottom is a round shallow dish approximately 5 3/4 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Inn the center of the dish is a narrow candlestick holder approximately 1 3/4 inches in diameter, standing vertically.

A seam runs vertically down the cylinder, and beside the seam, on the bottom half of the cylinder, is a rectangular cut out, 1 1/4 inches x 1/2 inch.

Attached to the outer edge of the bottom dish is a loop to act as a handle.

A piece of off-white candle, approximately 2 inches tall, used, with burnt wick sits in the candlestick holder.