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Hi all, these came in a while back and I know American when I see it and have a sense for age but I'm no afficianado on American. 19th c. I think, early 1800s perhaps? They have the push out technology for the candle stump. Thanks!
Sorry, I fear I am clueless on these. They are more crude though, is that what tips you off that they are American, as opposed to English?
They look very old, so just as a guess, perhaps the East Coast?
Thanks for the mind shift Vicki-hadn't even considered England...!
Eastern US if they are American. I think the mechanism is the key to an experienced eye.
Your very welcome, let us know if you discover the origin. They are very cool!
Is that round thing a washer or a round nut? If the latter round nuts appeared in autos in the 1960s. They look like brass but too dirty inside to see much. New brass is machine spun; you can see concentric lines. Old brass was molded or sand cast and some was hand hammered.
Old English or French brass candlesticks (17-18th C.) are worth a bunch.
The round thing is merely the end of the pushing rod which aids in the removal of the spent candle remnants.
Good points-surely these are cast but let me inspect closer and show more pics and to see if they are 1 piece or 2. Michael is correct that the 'buttons' are on the pushrods.
Here are a pair of differently styled candlestick pushers, but they do use an identical removal mechanism, so could very well be from a similar time period.
Very similar, especially the base casting. And I discovered after a washing, that the base and top ring like bell bronze when tapped, not the brassy thud.
One of my bases has several round impressions in the base underneath like a mark but it's the shape of a Mercedes star-maybe just a casting artifact.
And they have the same peened over tube to base construction and knurled knob pusher button.
How about a close-up photo of the potential 'marks'.
Push-up candlesticks continued to be made into the 20th century. The decoration and manufacture of these indicate late 1800's, not early 1800's. Almost certainly made in England not the US.