#1773: TwoTallows

Today’s invention is a metal collar, forming part of a candelabrum and which allows for less wasteful use of candles.

A candle (yellow) is fitted into an insulated base (grey).

Once lit, the candle heats an overhanging metal plate which is bonded to the candelabrum base (white).

The base contains a candle-shaped mould with a wick inserted (orange). This is heated by the action of the candle so that the run-off wax gradually fills the mould and creates a new, albeit smaller, candle (which itself can then be placed in the base and reused, etc).