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Big J Illinois

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Garage sales have started this year and Letgo has blessed us!! Does anyone know about the Dapol antern on what year it was made? I know it lights up and has the original, non safety plug . Also the candles? Year ect? Thanks J

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These pictures may help identify some of the blowmold candles you have. The ones in the center of your picture look familiar like the 38" tall ones I have that were originally made in Canada, and then it looks like TPI bought the mold, and started producing them in the USA changing the "Canada" to "USA" and adding their logo. Years ago a company in Quebec Canada called "Produits Electriques Universel Inc" Made a Cat# 215172  40" tall candle that used a medium base socket and was rated for a standard 25-watt bulb. Years later probably because some people would put 100-watt bulbs in them and melt holes the yellow plastic flame part, they changed their design to replace the medium base socket with a C9 socket to "mitigate this fire hazard problem" . I remember then that some years later these larger diameter candles were discontinued in our local stores and replaced by a newer 38" tall version that used a C7 socket with spring loaded "wings" to hold it onto the flame globe just like the ones I spotted in the middle of your photo. I can't say for 100% sure but according to the exact match of the holly leaves on the bases of both size candles, the original mold for the newer 38" ones may have also originated with "Produits Electriques Universel" I have included some forensic photos of blowmold candles from my collection for you to examine. I would love to find out further information  from Mel Fischer or anybody else about these Canadian/American blowmold candles !

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Two newer candles and the older style one. I painted the "Noel" white and installed threaded aluminum anchoring plates in the bottoms of these candles.

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I knew I recognized that candle but could not place which company made it, I did not think to check our TPI or Universal Electric blow molds.  We have both the painted and unpainted versions of the TPI candle and an unpainted version of the larger Universal candle.  TPI first made theirs in 1988 or 1989, I don't have those catalogs to confirm the actual year and they made them through 2004 their last year in business.  Thank you for posting your pictures and the information on them.

Mel

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On 4/14/2018 at 5:06 PM, Big J Illinois said:

Garage sales have started this year and Letgo has blessed us!! Does anyone know about the Dapol antern on what year it was made? I know it lights up and has the original, non safety plug . Also the candles? Year ect? Thanks J

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Big J, If you come across this deer, grab it up for me...Remember the "claude the reindeer" story I told my little girl? I NEED THIS CLAUDE!!!! LOL (not kidding lol)

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Picked these up this weekend ,was a trade for another mold,even up. Don't have these and they want premo $$$ . Crazy how the prices have gone crazy!!

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Nice Find, So Cool!

I was looking at something online similar to these a year or so ago, but like you said the price was prohibitive and then there is the shipping costs to where i live in the north. Curious about how they light up, I think the ones I looked at were battery powered LED. (Battery powered stuff doesn't stay lit very long at the freezing temperatures we get up here at Christmas time, and is not Lightorama 120-volt friendly)

 

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Yes they are LED ,battary operated. I intend to keep these,that way. My goal is to have special , last GF made products, with tags on them.

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On 4/20/2018 at 9:17 PM, Mel Fischer said:

Dapol lantern which one is that?

I think that maybe a Beco lantern he is talking about. I dont think I see a Dapol lantern in the pics.

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very nice I see them all over in my town but not a big blowmold guy much lol but still cool 

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I also have a set of two of these angels missing their trumpets. One of mine still has the upper half and trumpet breakage seems to be a common problem with these particular blowmolds. I did see an intact one a while ago and noticed the trumpet was quite long but I don't remember where. I would love to know the total length of the original trumpets as i have a set of cheap brass candleholders  that i could cut off the candleholder part and extend with brass rod to make very similar replacements.

 

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The original trumpets are 20" long with a 3" diameter at the end.  We also have the angels with a blue gown and with a yellow gown that I have not taken pictures of yet.

Mel

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I wish my two angels were as nice as the ones in Mel's pictures!

Mine were rescued from somebody's curbside spring cleanup pile years ago that was destined for the dump. I picked up the brass candle holders at a yard sale recently, I know they are far from the originals but with the addition of a section of brass rod will hopefully somewhat resemble a horn. The tops screwed right off the candle holders which are actually solid brass and had "Taiwan" cast into the underside of the bases in small letters. Hopefully when i come across some brass rod i can carefully thread the end to mate with the candle holder. Another option may be trying to find some brass tubing that would slip right over the stem and be soldered or glued in place. My angels also require some repainting and I might try and duplicate one of the nicer original color schemes in Mel's Photos.

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Try google searching PLASTIC TRANSMISSION FUNNEL and maybe you'll find some thing pretty close.

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If you can’t find anything, those candle holders aren’t too bad of an idea!

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Try searching Stadium Horns, maybe you could use one of these......

 

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The attached phots show the length and width of the ones I have. Some times you can find one on ebay but the last one I saw the guy wanted $20 for just the horn!

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