This cast-iron mould allowed for the production of 12 wax candles. It consists of two detachable moulded walls that allow the tightly stretched wick to be inserted into the wax, which allowed the candle to be lit once hardened.

This mould, marked “Moule Mirabilis – Guillon H.,” comes from the Carmelites of Trois-Rivières.

This type of mould was primarily used to make candles for religious ceremonies, which is why this type of mould was also called a “priest’s candle mould.”

Donation from the Carmelites of Trois-Rivières
Musée Pierre-Boucher Collection
1987 71 I.1-2