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Candles Lighted Their Way to Fortune (Jan, 1954)

Candles Lighted Their Way to Fortune

Starting their trade quite by accident, the Perlmutters have built up a $100,000 business in highly artistic candles.

By H. W. Kellick

MOST of the persons who buy the candles that Danny and Patty Perl-mutter make in their Woodstock New York workshop find them so decorative that they hesitate to burn them.

Such treatment of the Candelier candles brings untold joy to the hearts of the Perl-mutters. For, when the young husband and wife team first designed their two-lb., 12-in., hand-colored candles, many experts said emphatically that the tapers could never be commercialized.

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