Earliest brass types had square or round holes in the side of the socket that would allow for picking the stub out.
Later types utilized a button under the base that could be pushed to remove the stub, these are known as "push-up" type sticks.
Height 28 3/4″; Diameter 34 3/4″.2 Available This table, copied from a Rhode Island piece, circa 1780, is very much influenced by Townsend-Goddard with its spiral fluted urn.
The revolving bird-cage enables the top to be tilted to a vertical position. This wonderful Queen Anne style reproduction tilt-top table was taken from a Massachusetts antique.
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Cores were used to cast hollow voids in the base and stems saving on material used.
Admired by the Greeks and the Court of Charlemagne for its astonishing color, bronze was first produced by the Semitic peoples of Mesopotamia, the Turmanic - revered for their advanced metallurgical knowledge in 3000 B.
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Height 63 cm Hexagonal brass 'Trench Art' cigarette lighter with 1944 Australian Florin inserts.
Lastly, a slide on the side of the stem was added for removal of the stub and for raising the candle as it burned.