Friday, November 6, 2009
Wax Candle lights for trees
Prior to 1800 and even later, everyone used wax candle on their trees inside the home, even though they knew they were a fire hazard. There were even candle chimes. The principle of how they worked was from an updraft of air that caused a type of propeller to turn. There were clappers inside that rang the chimes as the candle began to burn. They were often used as tree-toppers. Children loved the candle lit trees but were always disappointed when they had to be extinguished only a few minutes after being lit.