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Candlesticks designed by Bernard Maets. Mr. Maets specialized in a wide variety of weapons and tools using steam as the primary energy source. Bernard built these candlesticks for use in his home and for gifts for his friends.

Type and Function:

Each candlestick is one of a kind from materials otherwise used for weapons, time machines and canes. They generally take a standard dinner candle.

Recovery Site:

Discovery and recovery continues at the shop complex in southeast Wisconsin used by Bernard V. Maets from 1878 to 1907. Many crates of miscellaneous parts have been obtained by the foundation.

Back Story

Many of Maets’ candelabras were given as gifts to his friends, including Claude Monet. Learn more about the history

Principal Investigator:

These objects have been studied and restored by Ed Kidera. Discover the reality


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