Trench candle original

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Original wax candle for use in reenactment and for a collection. The base is made of cardboard, the wick is made of cord. The size is approximately 7x2 cm.

Historical reference.

Such candles were made on factories and even in the field, pouring wax into a cardboard base with a wick on a metal plate. They could provide a certain amount of heat and light for the soldier at the front, since in autumn and winter the daylight hours are very short, and there was no centralized lighting in the trenches.

These candles are called the blindage candle or trench candle, as well as the Hindenburg candle, in honor of field Marshal and President of the Weimar Republic Paul von Hindenburg.