I have assumed that it is nine pounds weight of candles and not nine pounds
It does seem a lot but if you were to melt a similar amount down today and
pour it into a normal plastic bucket found in most of today's laundries or
the garage, you would have about half a bucket. About 4Kg or about 4 litres
(crude calculation). Allowing that there was no such thing as electricity
for lighting, then nine pounds of candles would be expensive and may not be
all that much after all.
If the wax was made from beef tallow, it would have attracted a fair value.
If made from bees wax or similar, I assume it would be quite expensive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sandra Sangster" <sandsang(a)hotmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:08 AM
Subject: [PJ] Sydney Herald
Were these people intending to sell these items on? The mind boggles
what someone would want with nine pounds of candles.
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