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When were coil candles invented?

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I figured it out. What I have is called a: "Wax Jack". It was used from the 1700's to the early 1900's. It is made of pewter, and has a roll of wax wound onto it like a spool, and when lit, it dripped onto the back of envelopes to seal them. Often accompanied by a special stamper, when the wax was heated, and poured on the envelope, the stamp would create an image out of the wax onto the back, sealing it, and making it very difficult to secretly open without breaking the wax. I can post a picture of it later if anyone is interested in seeing it.

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Is this pretty much the same idea?


"Simply feed the pliable natural beeswax coil through the spring-loaded clip in 3" increments. Candle will burn brightly and soot-free for about an hour, then snuff itself out."

Isn't made for sealing letters, but unless the coils in the wax jacks are wickless, sure seems like a close cousin to them.

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