White, Order# BD-C1118WT
Red, Order# BD-C1118RD
These short candles are especially designed to power and propel German made windmills and pyramids. If you’re lucky enough to own one – these 5/8″ diameter candles may be what you’re looking for.
^ Size: 4″ Long x 5/8″ Diameter
^ Dripless, all-cotton wicks
^ Made in Germany
^ Colors available: White or Red
^ Sold in Pack of 60
Design and History of German Pyramid:
The German candle pyramid is an ornate piece of artwork, which uses the heat a candle generates to rotate a fan, which will then move delicately carved figurines and images around in a circle. There are several other names used to describe candle pyramids, including: German pyramid, candle carousel, lightstocks, Windrädchen and table whirligigs. All of these names describe an item that has a central rod with a fan connected to the topmost end. Wind or heat is used to generate motion in the fan. This motion causes the rod to rotate and in so doing, causes movement of figurine settings.
The history of the German candle pyramid or candle carousel stems from a pre-industrialization age. The German candle pyramid originated from the development of the windmill, the first of which were built in Persia somewhere in the 6th to 8th centuries. It is believed that the windmill migrated with the crusaders back home to Europe where they were used to pump water and as grinders for numerous things (wheat, seeds, etc.). It is from the construction of a windmill that the concept of a candle pyramid, where a fan propels lightweight wooden tiers to move, came into being.
See a German Windmill in action:
^ Colors shown are representative and may not be an exact match due to variations in wax and please keep in mind that colors will display differently from one computer monitor to another.
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