Mouchette 18 bronze silver or 19th rich decor shell c2024 popular art. Pair of tongs well worked bronze silver. For the state thank you good detail photos. Scenario of the object, photo passions marie - overblog.
A pair of tongs is a kind of metal scissors, provided on one of the slats of a small receptacle for collecting the cut portion and the carbonized of the wick of the candle. The word \The origin of this word is around 1400. Beware dear readers, a caveat: the candles are do not blow but only candles.
Why we snuff the candles? A candle wick is made dune, which is in the Middle Ages hemp and later cotton, all molded into tallow. Tallow, this is animal fat, usually pork and more rarely beef or mutton. Tallow, pasty material was mixed with flour to be working better.
Once molded, the candle drying out in the open and hardened. It turns out that the combustion of tallow is unpleasant: it generates a thick black smoke, smelly and harmful to health. Once lit candle, a beautiful bright light illuminated the room. But the flame, after some time, became less intense and the wick, sooty (black and soiled with soot), smoked heavily.
Tallow often melted faster than the wick was not consumed and not shortened, charring the wick and flame séteignait. To resume the flame of the intensity and the tallow does not flow, it had to remove the midge, that is to say the end of the effort.
In dictionary by François-Englishman has. This is how every 20 to 30 minutes, he was snuffing candle! The pictures are part of the description. Width: 5.8 cm (closed). I remain at your disposal for any questions.
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