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A find I wasn't expecting.

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1119171343.thumb.jpg.c6a273fa468c813c79ba8487ee7086cd.jpgI went to the local consignment shop just to see what was there.  Most of the booths were the usual with some small indoor Christmas items.  turned the corner and what to my wondering eyes did appear,  these two Empire red candles with the pointsetta design.  The price was in my budget so I brought them home.  They have 1969 molded into them near the logo, not sure if its the year or part number.

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The year 1969 is for the year the candle was designed and the mold was made for it.  That is the Empire 38" catalog #1301 "Christmas Candle" and it was made at least as late as 1996.  I do not have any information on it for 1997 but it is not in their 1998 catalog.  General Foam Plastics has the mold for that candle now but with General Foam closing at the end of the year it's anyones guess what will happen with it then.  General Foam made that candle as an exclusive for Walmart in 2005.

Mel

GenFom Candle (Front) (#C1304) (800) (Text).jpg

Here are a few variations in your candle that Empire did through the years.

Mel

Empire Christmas Candle (Front) (#1304 Edison Base) (800) (Text).jpg

Empire Angel Candle (Front) (#1484) (800) (Text).jpg

Empire Santa on Candle (Front) (38 In) (800) (Text).jpg

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Thanks for the great information Mel.  The flame tops don't have the ring where the tabs would lock it on,  they are flat, so they may be replacements.  Someone put small screws in to hold them on.  I just found a small crack in the bottom of the base on each one, but it doesn't show or hamper the use of them.

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