|Description||The candle is a taper of long coiled string dipped many times in wax before being wrapped around upon itself.|
The candle is typical of home manufactured (ersatz) goods produced to ease wartime shortages. This was a so-called "Confederate candle."
"Wax taper, such as was used in North Carolina in 1861." (1905 Catalog)
"One wax taper, sample of those used 1861-65."