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A shelf collapsed in my my shop and the flame top to my blow mold candle was damaged.

Two Questions:

1. Is there any way to repair this?

2. Does anyone have a replacement? If you come across one, let me know. I'm looking for an exact replacement for the flame top. The candle is fine, I just included a picture for reference.

It's 45 years old and was given to me by my grandmother.

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I will check my various candles this weekend and let you know if I have an exact match.

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Thanks! The original was actually purchased near you in Portsmouth. It was at a store called GEX. They were an early membership store like Costco or Sams.

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I will keep an eye out too, I have seen these before but I don't think I have this particular style right now, but you never know what you might find

 

 

found one on EBay at this link, looks like a good match, color is faded though 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Replacement-Noel-Candle-Flame-Christmas-Blow-Mold-Decor-7-1-2-X-2-1-2-/142107564576?hash=item2116455a20:g:-d8AAOSwFV9XzCoY

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I know that these are not the exact original BECO flame tips, but here are two on Ebay for $18.00 plus $8.35 shipping.  You can remove the orange looking paint to reveal the yellow plastic.  I'll keep looking.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-VINTAGE-DAPOL-NOEL-CANDLE-BLOWMOLD-FLAME-TOPS-ONLY-11-3-4-/232070393872?hash=item3608793010:g:Uu8AAOSwxg5Xy4au

 

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I am sorry to report that I do not have flames like that. Wish I could have helped you.

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How about ordering a new one from General Foam? I think it would be the same size? If not sure you could bring it to Home Depot or where ever they sell them to check.

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How about ordering the ones that Allen found on ebay and just swap out the other unbroken flame for one of the ones you order? They should fit with no problem.

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On 9/3/2016 at 11:26 PM, donna123 said:

  I will keep my eye open for a replacement.  Who made this candle?  Is it Beco?

This is the only marking on the candle. I'm thinking a company bought the BECO mold and sold it under another name so the blotted out the original stamp.

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Came across these don't know if they are the same they were in an app called let go it's like craigslist 

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1 hour ago, JeffCarter said:

This is the only marking on the candle. I'm thinking a company bought the BECO mold and sold it under another name so the blotted out the original stamp.

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Ok, at least we know it's item # 960, 37 inch candle, which was made by Beco then Gen Foam.  I will let you know if I find anything.

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1 hour ago, Omar said:

Came across these don't know if they are the same they were in an app called let go it's like craigslist 

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No, the base of that flame is smaller. Thanks for looking!

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Donna, you are right that the candle was originally made by Beco and later by General foam.  Possibly MSL Industries also made it.  MSL purchased Beco and the molds in November, 1965 and sold many of the Beco items under the MSL name, at this time I do not know if MSL retained the Beco name on the blow molds or if they are the ones that removed it.  From 1966 until July, 1968 they continued using "Manufactured by Beco Products" on their boxes, in July, 1968 they changed their name to MSL Plastics and had "Manufactured by MSL Plastics" printed on their boxes.  Either MSL or General Foam could have removed the Beco name.

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This flame is listed on ebay as "vintage replacement noel candle flame" $9.99 + $6.95 sh.  It looks like your flame.  The color seems to be light, but it may be an option.

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18 hours ago, JeffCarter said:

Thanks Donna, I did get this flame. Since it does appear to be a bit faded I'm still on the lookout for another one.

 

You are welcome, I am glad I could help!  I will still keep an eye out for another one.

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