Chapter 21. CANDLESTICKS

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EARLY EXAMPLES
CANDLES IN RELIGIOUS SERVICE
THE CANDLEMAKER
CANDLEMAS DAY
DOMESTIC CANDLESTICKS
SNUFFERS AND TRAYS

Early examples-Candles in religious services-The Candlemaker- Candlemas Day-Domestic candlesticks--Snuffers and trays.

IN these modern days the illumination secured by coal gas conveyed in pipes to ornamental fittings in conjunction with scientific admixture of air, and intensified by incandescence, shares a sort of partnership with electrical brilliance in giving artificial light to the world. Oil and other lighting mediums are burned, too, in other approved lamps, all eclipsing the modest candle which was once deemed sufficient artificial illumination.