Candles such as these were used as timers for courting couples. The parents would pull the candle rope, make a cut, and when the candle self-extinguished, the canoodling came to an end. Our modern-day version features all-natural, odorless beeswax, a smoke-free cotton wick, and a metal stand complete with a candle cutter. For every three inches of candle, you get about an hour of burn time to while away as you please. This one comes with a 48-hour candle, which means plenty of hours for courting and such. Imported. 4"W x 4"D x 9"H.