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My neighbor had a bunch of stuff at the curb marked free.  This was one of them.  It says Union on the bottom, anyone know anything about it?  I feel like the base is not supposed to be brown like someone repainted it.  It has 1 small nightlight bulb at the very bottom, no way it lights the whole thing up, I will have to add more.  Any info is appreciated on it.

 

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Thanks for the info on the brown base, now I will not repaint it.  I don't see how it would light up worth a darn though since there is one nightlight bulb at the very bottom.  Anyone have any ideas how to add more lights without butchering the mold?

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3 hours ago, Light in the Dark said:

Run the wire up through the candle from the base to the yellow flame. I have the bulb clipped in to the yellow flame using the standard blow mold light clip.

 

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That looks great, thank you for the advice.  Does the yellow flame come out of the candle?  It seems to move around on mine, but I didn't want to start pulling on anything yet.  :-)

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That is the 38" Union Products #28850 "Large Mediterranean Candle", it was made in 1970 & 1971.  Prior to 1970 it did not have the yellow flame, it had a light bulb for the flame, in 1972 the candle had a halo around the yellow flame.  Your lighting setup appears to be original, only the flame lights up.  Union Products made a Victorian version of the candle with red candle and white base, a Victorian version with a blue candle and white base and a Halloween version also.

I see that I have not taken pictures of our large Mediterranean and Halloween candles yet, I need to do that.

You can see the two Victorian versions of the candle here http://blow-molded.com/Union___Candles.html

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Mel

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Thanks Mel, I was hoping you would chime in :-)   Would you want a picture of mine to add to your website since you don't have it?

 

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Thanks for the offer of the picture for the website, the website is not mine it is Kevin Provost's site.  I have not heard from Kev for several months now so I don't know if he will be doing any updating this year, the last update was before Christmas. You can try sending the picture to him at [email protected]

Mel

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On 6/21/2017 at 1:45 PM, Franchise_24 said:

My neighbor had a bunch of stuff at the curb marked free.  This was one of them.  It says Union on the bottom, anyone know anything about it?  I feel like the base is not supposed to be brown like someone repainted it.  It has 1 small nightlight bulb at the very bottom, no way it lights the whole thing up, I will have to add more.  Any info is appreciated on it.

 

On 6/22/2017 at 8:29 AM, Franchise_24 said:

Thanks for the info on the brown base, now I will not repaint it.  I don't see how it would light up worth a darn though since there is one nightlight bulb at the very bottom.  Anyone have any ideas how to add more lights without butchering the mold?

I sure enjoy posts about finding free 'molds or saving 'molds that have been thrown out.  As several people have said the light is supposed to clip into the flame.  What has happened is that the light popped out and fell down to the bottom of the candle.  What you need to do is take off the flame, set it aside, turn the candle upside down, and then fish the socket/bulb out through the hole in the top.  Clip the light back into the flame and see if fits securely.  If it does not you may need to bend the clips back into shape a bit.  If you are satisfied with the fit then reinstall the flame.

You could add a socket and bulb to the cord in the upper half and just let it hang free inside the candle.  (The brown part is not going to light up much so there's really no need to add a bulb in the lower half.)  The additional socket and bulb would add a little weight to the cord though which might make it more likely for the top bulb to pull loose from the flame.  I would just get it put back together and try it out.  You may find that you are satisfied with it the way it is.

TED

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to fix the flame!

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Awesome, thanks for that info, I will make some time here and check it out.  Does the flame just pop off?  I didn't see any screws around it or anything...

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On 6/22/2017 at 10:00 AM, donna123 said:

Nice find for sure and a great idea to use a bulb in the flame!

That's the way it is supposed to be.  I believe all Union candles are like that (except those that use an actual light bulb that Mel mentioned).  The bulb socket probably just got knocked loose in your candle.  Just pop off the flame, turn the candle upside down and pull the socket out the top of the candle.  They you can just clip it back into the flame.

TED

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On September 20, 2017 at 4:11 AM, TED said:

That's the way it is supposed to be.  I believe all Union candles are like that (except those that use an actual light bulb that Mel mentioned).  The bulb socket probably just got knocked loose in your candle.  Just pop off the flame, turn the candle upside down and pull the socket out the top of the candle.  They you can just clip it back into the flame.

TED

Thanks Ted,  I didn't know that.  With all my blow molds I don't have any candles.

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On 9/21/2017 at 7:38 PM, donna123 said:

Thanks Ted,  I didn't know that.  With all my blow molds I don't have any candles.

You're welcome!  Candles are like toy soldiers and pumpkins--you can never have too many!  :D  I think TPI candles are also made where the bulb clips into the flame.  On most of the other brands the socket is attached to the base (stem?) and the flame covers it.

TED

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