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What is a "sealing wax ladle" used for?

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Steve_Stephens:
Wagner catalogs these as a Sealing Wax Ladle and Griswold just as a Wax Ladle.
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I always thought sealing wax was what was used to seal the back flap of envelopes in the old days.  The seller says:

WAS USED EOR THE MAKING OF CANDLES & CANNING IN THE OLD DAYS

Was sealing wax possibly paraffin that was used to seal the top of filled canning jars?  Or was my first impression correct?  I don't think they would have been used in candlemaking.
Steve

Harry Riva:
Steve, I remember my mother canning jelly and always putting a wax "layer" on top of the jar to seal it. That's what I always thought these ladles were used for.
Harry

Greg Stahl:
Agree with Harry.  My grandmother always used wax to "can" her preserves.

Troy_Hockensmith:
My mother used Paraffin. Does any one know the difference in Paraffin wax and candle wax?

Troy_Hockensmith:
Another thought is in or shop travels I see alot of the long candle stick molds. There designed to make 10-12 at a time. Would you use the wax ladle for to pour the melted wax in those?

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