US 3724982 A
A candle mould having a barrel open at each end and a base having a threaded engagement with one end of the barrel forming a receptacle into which wax can be poured, the base having a central opening through which a wick can be threaded and a plug for sealing the opening. The barrel has diametrically opposed notches formed at its upper end serving as seats for holding a wick holder The wick holder has a central passage through which the wick can be threaded and maintained in position extending axially of the barrel while wax is poured therein.
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States Patent Apr. a, 1973 Inventor:
CANDLE MOULD Walter F. Davis, 4364 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C., Canada May 17,1971 144,133
US. Cl. ..425/1l7, 249/85, 249/96,
Int. Cl. ..B29d 31/00 Field of Search ....249/85, 96, 97; 425/117, 803,
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS Baum ..249/96 X Colby Coyle Long ..425/l17 1,566,583 12/1925 Cortes ..249/96 2,003,516 6/1935 Schnaier.... .....425/117 X 3,100,676 8/1963 Christie ..249/96 X Primary Examiner-Robert L. Spicer, .lr. Attorney-Lyle G. Trorey  ABSTRACT A candle mould having a barrel open at each end and a base having a threaded engagement with one end of the barrel forming a receptacle into which wax can be poured, the base having a central opening through which a wick can be threaded and a plug for sealing the opening. The barrel has diametricallyqopposed notches formed at its upper end serving as seats for holding a wick holder The wick holder has a central passage through which the wick can be threaded and maintained in position extending axially of the barrel while wax is poured therein.
3 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures PATENTEDAPR3 ms 3,724,982
Walter F. Davis,
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Lyle G. irorey,
PATENTEUAPRS I975 3 724 982 SHEET 2 OF 2 CANDLE MOULD BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention This invention pertains to candle moulds.
2. Prior Art In candle making it is usual practice to use a mould into which liquid wax is poured and which is allowed to solidify around a wick which extends axially of the mould. Prior art candle moulds have, generally, been arranged in batteries and, consequently have been rather expensive and difficult to operate and maintain.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention provides a single candle mould which is inexpensive to construct and easy to operate. Further the candle mould of the present invention is so constructed as to enable the candle, after solidification of wax, to be easily removed.
The candle mould of the present invention has a substantially cylindrical barrel open at each end and being externally threaded at one end, a base plate having a central opening for receiving a wick, threadedly secured to the threaded end of the barrel, a pluginsertable into the opening of the base and a wick holder having a central wick receiving passage adapted to be positioned across the non-threaded open end of the barrel, the wick holder having abutment surfaces spaced apart equidistantly of the wick holder passage for engaging inner moulding walls of the barrel, so as to locate the wick holder passage axially of the barrel.
DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is an exploded side view of one embodiment of the candle mould, portions thereof being broken DETAILED DESCRIPTION FIGS. 1 and 2 FIG. 1 shows one embodiment of a candle mould in accordance with the invention, the mould-having a cylindrical barrel 11 which is open at an upper end 12 and a lower end 13. The lower end 13 of the barrel is exteriorly threaded as at 14 for threaded engagement with an interiorly threaded base plate 15.
The base plate 15 has a central recess 16 and a centrally located opening 17, adaptedto be closed by a tapered plug 19. The base plate has a dependent annular rim 21 which spaces the plug 19 above a table top or the like when the mould is set in an upright position thereon.
The upper end 12 of the barrel is provided with a pair of diametrically opposed notches 22, see FIG. 2, which serve as seats for a wick holder 23.
The wick holder, see FIG. 1, can be made ofa length of metal strap which is long enough to extend across and overhang the upper open end of the barrel and seat in the notches 22. Central portion 25 of the wick holder has a centrally located wick passage 26 and abutment faces 27 which slidably extend into open end and engage inner moulding walls of the barrel. The abutment faces engaging the inner walls of the barrel automatically locates and maintains the wick passage 26 axially of the latter.
OPERATION In using the candle mould 10 to form a candle a conventional wick 28 shown only partially in FIG. 1, is threaded through the wick passage of the wick holder and knotted. The wick is then threaded through the opening of the base plate, is then drawn taught and the tapered plug is then inserted so as to bind the wick in place and also plug the opening. The candle mould is then set upright on its base plate and liquid wax then poured into the open upper end thereof. When the wax has solidified the tapered plug is removed, the base plate is unscrewed and the wick is then cut from the wick holder. The solidified candle can then be thrust out of the barrel.
It will be appreciated that the inner moulding surface of the barrel does not have to be truly cylindrical. Varied concentrical configurations can be adapted provided that the inner moulding walls extend parallel to the axis of the barrel.
FIGS. 3, 4, and 5 FIGS. 3, 4, and 5 show another embodiment 30 of a candle mould.
Candle mould 30 has a wick holder 32, a base plate 33, and a plug 34 which are the same as the base plate,
, wick holder and plug of candle mould l0. Candle mould 30 differs from candle mould 10 in the construction of a barrel 36.
The barrel 36 is split longitudinally into two halves 37-37 which can through the provision of conventional locating pins and holes severally 38, be fitted together in liquid tight engagement.
Each half 37 has a notch 41 at its upper end, the notches 41 being diametrically opposed when the halves are fitted together. Each half is also exteriorly threaded at an opposite and bottom end 42 for threadedly receiving the base plate 33. Each half also has a pair of longitudinally extending exterior ears, severally 43, so shaped that when the halves are fitted together adjacent ears of opposite halves complement each other to form a pair of substantially cylindrical and longitudinally extending lugs 44. Spring clamps 45, see FIGS. 3 and S which are as long as the barrel are driven longitudinally over. the lugs to hold the halves together.
In assembling candle mould 30 the halves 37 are fitted together and the spring clamps applied. The base plate 33 and wick holder 32 together with a wick are then fitted in the manner as described with respect to candle mould 10 and the opening in the base plate 33 plugged.
, It will be appreciated that the inner moulding surface of candle mould 30 need not be parallel to the axis of the mould as the barrel of mould-30 can be broken open to remove a solidified candletherefrom. Consequently candle mould 30 can be used for making candles of any desired shape.
l. A candle mould including:
a. a barrel open at each end, the barrel being exteriorly threaded at one end and having a pair of diametrically opposed notches at its opposite end,
. an interiorly threaded base plate having a central wick receiving opening adapted to threadedly engage the threaded end of the barrel,
. a tapered plug adapted to be removably fitted upwards into the opening of the base plate for closing the opening and pinching a wick passed through the opening,
. a wick holder adapted to be seated in said notches gage inner walls of the barrel so as to locate and maintain a wick extended through the wick passage and the central opening in the base, axially of the barrel.
2. A candle mould as claimed in claim 1 in which the barrel is split longitudinally into two complementary halves, each half having a pair of longitudinally extending ears and means for releasibly gripping opposing ears so as to releasibly join the halves.
3. A candle mould as claimed in claim 2 in which the means includes a pair of split spring clamps adapted to be driven longitudinally of the barrel over the opposed ears.