Carberry Candles

Midlothian

1996

Dipping the candles in the wax

Scotland at Work  -  Carberry Candles, Midlothian, Scotland

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                      Photograph taken April 2, 1992

 

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   Scotland at Work  -  Carberry Candles, Midlothian, Scotland

 

Carberry Candles

Dipping candles

Here is a frame, threaded with a long length of candle wick .  The frame is repeatedly dipped by the machine into a tank of hot wax.  Each time it is raised, the wax coating on the wick is a little thicker.

When the wax coating is thick enough, the machine is switched off, the frame removed, and the individual candles are cut from the frame.  This machine had been in use for a long time by the company.  It was invented by the present owner's father or grandfather.

The Machine

Here, we zoom out to get a better view of the machine:

Scotland at Work  -  Carberry Candles, Midlothian, Scotland

 

Carberry Candles

Scotland at Work

 

 

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