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History Of Candles Wicks.

 Wicks are one of the mayor element in a candle. Egyptians made a form of candle wick thousands of year ago by taking fibrous reeds, called rushes, dipping them in animal fat and then lighting them.since these rushes were fibrous in nature, they allowed the fat to be absorbed by the plant and provided the fuel. After, during the Roman empire they improved wicking system by loosely weaving fibers together, prolonging the burning time. This is the origin of the modern wick. The most popular wicks in our times are tightly woven or braided threads of cotton, paper, hemp or zinc. These wicks are covered some times with a solution to make them retardant. This process is called "mordanting"so the...

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A Brief History Of The Candle Making.

  Candle making develop differently in many places throughout history, Romans begin about 500 BC using animal tallow. Also there is evidences of using  whale fat in China back to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), in india the wax was obtain boiling cinnamon for temple candles. In other parts like Africa they use olives for the lamp oils, but only until early middle -ages , Candles were made from beeswax  witch was a very expensive material to obtain , at the beginning only the king could afford it. More closely to our times paraffin was invented and introduced to the market in 1850s after a chemist learned how to refine it from the petroleum. Now in modern times, we are...

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