The Candlemaker

The Candlemaker (HM1ZW3)

Location: Kutztown, PA 19530 Berks County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 31.092', W 75° 46.989'

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"Der licht macher" means light maker or candlemaker, who used beeswax or bayberry wax for his candles. Professional candlemakers were usually found in large towns & cities. The candlemaker hung a wick, with a small weight at the bottom from a piece of wire which held five or six wicks. The wires were dipped in a kettle filled with hot wax. The candles had to cool after each dipping. Because of the cost of the wax & the amount of time required, professionally dipped candles were expensive.
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HM NumberHM1ZW3
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 433658 N 4485569
Decimal Degrees40.51820000, -75.78315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 31.092', W 75° 46.989'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 31' 5.52" N, 75° 46' 59.34" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cemetery Ln, Kutztown PA 19530, US
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