This is a nice accessory for your early lighting collection. It is an early candle wick trimmer and candle snuffer. It rests on three small feet. It dates to the 1800’s.
There is a split in the metal on one finger ring. It is otherwise intact and in working order.
The trimmer/snuffer measures approximately 5” long by 2 1/2” at its widest point and is 1 1/2” high.
Early wick-trimmers are shaped like a pair of scissors with the base and sides of a box attached to one blade, and a flat cover for the box attached to the other. The scissors are to trim a candle’s wick, and the box is for collecting the remains (the ‘snuff’). If a candle’s wick gets too long, the charred end impedes burning, making the flame dim and smoky.
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19th Century Candle Wick Trimmer and Snuffer