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What is it?

What is it?

Now, for another game of ‘What is it?’ Do you know? Can you guess? Hint: it is not a torture device, nor a strange sort of holder for a beverage. It was designed by Carl Mertens, who has designed all manner of steel accessories, and measures approximately 5 x 3 inches. Do you know now? Answer below.

It’s a candle snuffer, or, to be more precise, a candle extinguisher. A snuffer/extinguisher “cools the wick as it douses the flame, preventing smoke from developing and ensuring no wax is spilled.” It’s certainly much different from the old fashioned versions that are less than desirable, and you would have the added bonus of correcting anyone that called it a mere candle snuffer: ‘It’s a candle extinguisher, dear.’

Material: Steel
Dimensions: 4.7″ x 2.8″

Available from Cooper-Hewitt Shop, 32.00.

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