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Object Name Mold, Candle
Catalog Number 0985.13.00600
Description The candle mold is a wood frame holding twelve iron (or tin) cylinders upright. The cylinders are marked, "Warranted Phila. / J. CAVERLEY."
Dimensions H-16.75 W-17.5 D-6 inches
Owned Emily Ann Coles Rutherfoord [Mrs. John Rutherfoord] ; Coles family
Made J. Caverley, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Provenance "Candles were made in these moulds at the ancestral home of the Coles family, Albemarle County, Virginia. From there they were carried by Emily Ann Coles, wife of Governor John Rutherford, Richmond, Virginia to their summer home, "Rock Castle" on the James River. They were used in the period of the Revolutionary War and in constant use during the war of 1861-1865. Hundreds of candles were made in the moulds under the direction of Mrs. John Rutherford, who used boiled down and clarified mutton tallow from the many sheep kept at "Rock Castle."
People Rutherfoord, Emily Ann Coles [Mrs. John]
Coles, Emily Ann
Coles family
Rutherfoord family
Rutherfoord, John
Search Terms American Revolution
Revolutionary War
Subjects women
Sheep