National Geographic : 1956 Nov
© National Geographic Society + Quick Dip Gives a Satiny Coat of Red Wax to Molded Candles Robert Melcher applies the color. Will & Baumer candles, made in Syracuse, flicker all over the world. Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd carried them to North and South Poles. The company, by official appoint ment, dips pure beeswax candles for Vatican City. B. Anthony Stewart, Nationa lographic Staff + Anne Weis Paints a Band of Gold on Syracuse China Baked 70 to 90 hours in temperatures ranging up to 2,300°F., these cups, plates, and bowls wear a glaze harder than steel. Gold is applied as the plate spins on a turntable at Onondaga Pottery Company, Syra cuse. A new firing will fuse the metal to the glaze.