#34 Victorian Birthday candy for a Victorian Candy Cooling Table.

  • Published on Mar 27, 2016
  • Using Victorian candy making techniques and equipment, we make hard candies in Tallahassee, Florida preserving a centuries old tradition. You can get this candy at www.pd.net This time we make candies with an image of a birthday cake to celebrate the birthday of our Victorian candy cooling table.
    Patent hunt tips
    The patent office does not have a text search as early as this patent table was made. Now that we have a fixed date for the patent being issued (March 31st, 1891) in theory you can just go through all the patents of that day. That range was 449099 - 449652.
    The inventor would have been GEORGE S. COLLUM
    and the item is in the field called either a candy cooling table or a confectioners cooler.
    GEORGE S. COLLUM had more than just a few candy patents, and more than just a few table patents, but we're trying to find the one from 1891.
    His factory was in Hartford CT. We'd love to find photos or anything relating to this firm.
    Thanks for watching.
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Comments • 258

  • mrthenewguy87
    mrthenewguy87 21 day ago

    Great now I'm craving pasta fagiole, lol

  • KanosYT
    KanosYT Month ago

    The pattern looks like PewDiePie's Brofist!

  • Animation Vids
    Animation Vids 2 months ago

    My birthday is March 31st

  • Arnieee V
    Arnieee V 4 months ago +1

    Recently saw a performance of "stormy weather" at a youth jazz competition here in new Zealand

  • Jaymen Davis
    Jaymen Davis 4 months ago +1

    Happy belated birthday to the candy cooling table

  • pequeno gamer
    pequeno gamer 5 months ago

    Same birthday as me cool

  • Eccentric Detectorist's
    Eccentric Detectorist's 5 months ago +1

    Sandblast it and find out....

  • godzillamaste magner
    godzillamaste magner 6 months ago

    What flavor

  • Donghyuks Thighs
    Donghyuks Thighs 7 months ago

    These videos are all I've watched for the last week or so and at some point I've become more fascinated by the equipment than the candy. It's amazing how addicting someone's true passion for something is.

  • PrinceAnarchy
    PrinceAnarchy 10 months ago

    I have the same birthday as a cooking table. Well cool I guess

  • PinkThornVlogs
    PinkThornVlogs 10 months ago

    I would have definitely said 51. The mystery digit looks pretty different to the 8 next to it.

  • Samantha Evans
    Samantha Evans 11 months ago

    you should make actual the dye candy, where it's all one piece mix and pull the sugar where it's one piece but all the colors aren't quite mixed. I've seen the tutti frutti multi colored candy but if like to see like actual the dye candy

    • Kira Andou
      Kira Andou 7 months ago

      Took me awhile but you mean tie dye or? That Idea sounds really cool but I guess tricky to do. But maybe a bit like the Hurricane Candy he did for Irma but Multicolored

  • superdupergrover
    superdupergrover 11 months ago +2

    you poor soul. i work at an auto parts store-- it's hard fitting parts to something that isn't *current* standard! back then every factory had it's own standard! i imagine you (or a cash strapped employee) learned a lot about the file and hammer. :)
    P.S. i'm glad you went with a single candle. > one hundred would be a little distracting

    • superdupergrover
      superdupergrover 11 months ago

      about the only thing you can't fix with JB weld is a marriage. i wonder how many have tried.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +superdupergrover and JB weld.

  • knoxvill33
    knoxvill33 11 months ago

    I want to drive the 14hours there just to buy the big part of the candy they pull off before they stretch out the final product

  • Marion T
    Marion T 11 months ago +3

    Amber doesn't pull the candy like you do

  • jdzencelowcz
    jdzencelowcz 11 months ago

    If I were to buy some candy from these guys tonight, I'd go with 1 standard variety batch, one batch of black current, & one batch of nectar drops, I think that would give me a good idea of their product.

  • Aaron A
    Aaron A Year ago +3

    "So what flavor is it?"

    JIMMY.J REVIEWS Year ago

    Question, why not use a thick granite slab or a thick copper table for cooling?

      JIMMY.J REVIEWS 11 months ago

      Oh, okay ๐Ÿ‘Œ... boy you know that candy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Šโœ…

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago +1

      +JIMMY.J REVIEWS copper to soft of suspect. Never saw one. Marble can't cool down once heated up. People used them, works fine for chocolates, but had to be iced down between candy batches.

  • TheGyspyBrierRose

    my birthday is the 31st of march

  • VVarhound
    VVarhound Year ago +2

    I'm not going to complain about the music but I do think you should use background music without vocals. It's kind of hard to hear during the times when you're talking at the same time as the singing.

  • Alex zander
    Alex zander Year ago

    126 yea old table still going strong

  • Bobby Susemihl
    Bobby Susemihl Year ago

    I'm a year late (haha!)...but a quick google search for "George S. Collum 1891 patent" came back with the patent for this table. :)

  • dee cay
    dee cay Year ago

    I have the same birthday as the table
    I feel blessed

  • hep the great
    hep the great Year ago +2

    huh, the patents expired.... interesting.

  • Nelson Sanchez
    Nelson Sanchez Year ago +10

    Maybe it's just me but the choice of music is quite relaxing and really goes with Gregs voice and the candy making. I personally don't see it at cringe music but hey it's just me. Keep on with the good ol' classics :D

  • Mindy Vaughn
    Mindy Vaughn Year ago

    Such a great video. ๐Ÿ’–

  • Alexandra Harvey
    Alexandra Harvey Year ago

    I love the tiny little cake๐Ÿ˜

  • Sanorace
    Sanorace Year ago

    The music is a little too loud especially during Stormy Weather.

  • Alanna Scott
    Alanna Scott Year ago +1

    same b day as my dog can i get sum likes march 31

  • Katie C.
    Katie C. Year ago

    Love your videos. What an awesome tool. March 31 is my birthday too ๐Ÿ˜

  • ferretyluv
    ferretyluv Year ago

    Do you test out designs with something like playdoh?

  • Purple Lobster
    Purple Lobster Year ago +5

    * mutes video * Now I can watch.

  • water
    water Year ago +1

    Its kinda weird to think that no one that existed when this table was made is still around today ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago +4

      Samuel Eisen Yup. That reminds me, I have to send a birthday card to my old neighbor Lillian Cox. She turns 110 on the 22nd.

  • Lilli Archer
    Lilli Archer Year ago +1

    You made PewDiePie's bro fists

  • Carlos Barroso
    Carlos Barroso Year ago

    This appears to be it? www.google.com/patents/US449577?dq=1891+GEORGE+S.+COLLUM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZgfPy5uDRAhVFHGMKHSs3DSsQ6AEIGjAA

  • DrMario Pepper
    DrMario Pepper Year ago

    You guys are the best!!

  • Riley Taylors
    Riley Taylors Year ago

    oooooo this was posted on my birthday lol

  • Abraxis729
    Abraxis729 Year ago +2

    the cutting of the candy rods and it rolling is like asmr to me

  • Melody
    Melody Year ago +8

    last comment, I promise. I'd love to have a list in the description of what songs you played during.

  • Melody
    Melody Year ago

    is image candy a Victorian practice?

  • Melody
    Melody Year ago +15

    I would listen to you read audiobooks. I love your voice.

  • Maggie Brayton
    Maggie Brayton Year ago

    these candies are so cute! I'm glad you were able to get the patent date. have you gotten the patent number yet?

    • THCBpigen9280
      THCBpigen9280 Year ago +1

      Maggie Brayton 1891, they have updated in the description and in the end of the video.

  • Forth Sadler
    Forth Sadler Year ago +1

    It's a pity shipping to Australia is so much. I started ordering some but the shipping was more than the confectionery! Not your fault of course.

  • Do Bo
    Do Bo Year ago +7

    PLease make an hour long compilation of the cooling table. I love watching the candy cool off and be manipulated and hen melt slowly etc. So satisfying

  • Jerry S
    Jerry S Year ago +2

    I'm from Connecticut, so cool we made your table!

  • DestinyDK
    DestinyDK 2 years ago +1

    How did the experimental flavor turn out?

  • Danielle Mica Roales
    Danielle Mica Roales 2 years ago

    im just wondering if youre using a plastic spoon to mix in the colors. if so, does it not melt? o:

    • Danielle Mica Roales
      Danielle Mica Roales 2 years ago

      +Lofty Pursuits oh thats good to know! im watching on my phone so i cant really see it clearly. thanks for the reply :)

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +1

      the spoons are small, but they are wooden.

  • The Restoration of Dr Who

    To me that looks like it could be 1851.

      PRAISE THE SUN 5 months ago

      and how is it bitchy i mean it's comments like this where you just think *WOW*

      PRAISE THE SUN 5 months ago

      but i'm right aint i

    • Iona
      Iona 5 months ago +2

      PRAISE THE SUN why post a bitchy comment for no reason?

      PRAISE THE SUN 6 months ago

      at least you could have deleted your comment

      PRAISE THE SUN 6 months ago

      so you're one of those people that comment before watching untill the end...

  • Josie Oglesby
    Josie Oglesby 2 years ago

    +Lofty Pursuits will you send the person who finds the right date for the cooling table a free small bag of candy?

  • scalie daddy
    scalie daddy 2 years ago +13

    i love how passionate this dude is about the history of the equipment and candies and stuff. its so nice.

  • randomgirl L
    randomgirl L 2 years ago +1

    What do you guys do with the big bulbs of candy you break off before you roll the rods? Also do you guys have a playlist/CD or anything else of all the music you use in your videos?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +4

      We sell it as bulk candy in the store under the name "Unicorn Droppings"

  • Loppy Lips
    Loppy Lips 2 years ago

    do you know of hazardous materials were used to make the table? I know they had twisted ideas about what's healthy at the turn of the century.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +3

      The table is cast iron, but the paining on the legs concerned us, and that is where those twisted ideas should be found. We ground it all off, sanded it to bare metal, and then re-painted it in an epoxy food grade paint to seal in anything we might have missed. Fairly standard measures to work with things of this age. We then reground the top surface and did a heavy metal test. It passed. Just cast iron.

  • The Smithing Smith
    The Smithing Smith 2 years ago

    "If you enjoyed this video..." Please stop saying that. I think its fair to assume that literally everyone enjoys your videos. If they don't well they dont need to exist.

    • The Smithing Smith
      The Smithing Smith 2 years ago

      +Lofty Pursuits hadn't thought of it like that. I suppose you are right! Next time I'm in Florida, I'll be at your front door! :)

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +6

      I like to be polite. I try never to assume.

  • Bronwyn Hartnett-Smith

    Haha the table and I share a birthday

  • Tristan Frodelius
    Tristan Frodelius 2 years ago

    It's really cute that you celebrate the table's birthday.

  • gothicfeline
    gothicfeline 2 years ago

    Something I keep finding myself wondering when I watch these videos - what sort of sterilization/cleaning procedures do you use on those insulated gloves? They look hard to clean.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +1

      they are waterproofed. Put your hands in them and use standard dish sanitizer. Mind you as hot as the candy is, they are constantly exposed to heat over the boiling point.

  • Crystal Cundiff
    Crystal Cundiff 2 years ago

    yay that's my birthday just years earlier

  • Vanessa VanAlstyne
    Vanessa VanAlstyne 2 years ago +1

    My father-in-law lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His house was built in the 1930's and at the time Wolverine Shoes from Rockfort Michigan (Also known as Hush Puppy Shoes) were making metal pipes...so whenever a pipe dies in his house he has to hunt for these 80 year old pipes, that were only made for like 2-years. They are a "non standard" size, and it's a PITA.

  • Jamie Acree
    Jamie Acree 2 years ago

    125 is a big anniversary! And the candy looks great! I hope candy will be made on that table for years to come

  • Ward Nightstone
    Ward Nightstone 2 years ago

    interesting i worked at a icecream shop and the anti griddle we used wasn't that different from this except it could get colder but concept wise is similar

  • Olivia Huntsman
    Olivia Huntsman 2 years ago

    it was really touching when you spoke of your connection to the cooling table!

  • mellywho
    mellywho 2 years ago

    I came across this channel by a happy accident. If my work as in theatre doesn't pan out, I may open a sweet shop myself.
    What I have learnt is that I want to eat the massive hunk of rock that you cut off at the beginning of the stretching.

  • Sarah Coleman
    Sarah Coleman 2 years ago +86

    You know somebody loves what they're doing when they go through so much trouble to celebrate the birthday of their equipment. :)
    Thank you guys in keeping these candy making traditions alive.

  • Elle van Veelen
    Elle van Veelen 2 years ago

    Happy birthday!

  • Julian Niemiec
    Julian Niemiec 2 years ago

    Love you video's but the music make them very difficult to listen to.

  • Theo
    Theo 2 years ago

    I think it'd be cool if you made those tiny candy pieces :)

  • Iwkgnfyt notrandom
    Iwkgnfyt notrandom 2 years ago

    there is a daily vlog channel of a couple that's from Tallahassee and they are getting married in 3 weeks. u should do a collab. the channel ist shep689. they are great.

  • Hailley Flowers
    Hailley Flowers 2 years ago

    same as my birthday! but I only have 26 years

  • heck life
    heck life 2 years ago

    How often do you get burned when you're a nooblet on this? Like, if there was a set amount of times you'd get burned during a set time (ex: getting burned 5 times a month or something) how many times would it be?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      +Emily Tran I wish my IBM Selectric did that. It would make life easier.

    • heck life
      heck life 2 years ago

      Phone, it vibrates whenever new stuff comes up like people replying.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      +Emily Tran depends on what client you are using

    • heck life
      heck life 2 years ago

      -_-๏ปฟ I can't reply on my own comments like that.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      With my computer :)

  • Jess Page
    Jess Page 2 years ago +54

    I have found the patent for the candy cooling table:
    Patent number: 449577
    +Lofty Pursuits You're welcome

  • Jess Page
    Jess Page 2 years ago +11

    I am going through the patents; I have nothing else to do with my day. Will update when/if I find the cooling table.
    EDIT 1: I've done 100 patents. Weird the things that Americans patented on the 31st of March 1891.
    EDIT 2: 200 patents. Well, I think I've seen it all. An automatic corn peeler, a door lock, three game wheels....
    EDIT 3: 300 patents. Half way (ish?)
    EDIT 4: 400 patents. Anyone know what a velocipede is?

    • Chris Walford
      Chris Walford 5 months ago +1

      Jess Page : yes, itโ€™s a kind of bicycle

    • G. Rowan McIntyre
      G. Rowan McIntyre 2 years ago +1

      +Jess Page my pleasure.

    • Jess Page
      Jess Page 2 years ago +1

      +G. Rowan McIntyre thanks! It's been bugging me for ages!

    • G. Rowan McIntyre
      G. Rowan McIntyre 2 years ago +2

      A velocipede is a human-powered land vehicle with one or more wheels.

  • KatevonDick
    KatevonDick 2 years ago

    Happy 125th Birthday, Candy cooling table!

  • Echo Path
    Echo Path 2 years ago +2

    I ordered some of this birthday candy and it is absolutely delicious. The taste reminds me of marzipan.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +3

      +Samantha Kile That is close to what VI was going for. My grandmother made cakes roughly that flavor.

  • HAlC11235
    HAlC11235 2 years ago

    I love watching these videos but I've always been curious about a specific technical detail: When you make the inside image it is usually thinner/longer and gets wrapped in a outside piece that is shorter/fatter so it looks like a footlong hotdog in a normal bun. I'd assume you'd lose the candy on both ends that doesn't have the outer piece because it doesn't come out complete. Is there a reason you don't make everything the same length? Thank you!

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +1

      +HAlC11235 That's a good question. There are two reasons. One, the ends of any design is not as sharp as the center, and since it's on the end it cools faster. Depending on what we are doing, sacrificing that bit makes for a cleaner design all the way through. The other reason is that you can always take some of the design out, but if you don't make enough, you can't put more in.

  • Theo5221 lol
    Theo5221 lol 2 years ago

    My gradad was the manager of the first industrial sweet factory in the uk John reddy and the factory was Bensons ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ

    • Theo5221 lol
      Theo5221 lol 2 years ago

      +Lofty Pursuits and yes he did make Yorkshire rock

    • Theo5221 lol
      Theo5221 lol 2 years ago

      +Lofty Pursuits no he died in 2012

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      +Theo5221 lol so he'd did much of what I did and called it Yourshire rock. Does he have any of his old machines still?

    • Theo5221 lol
      Theo5221 lol 2 years ago

      +Lofty Pursuits it was in Bury Yorkshire UK and I am not sure about the year

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      +Theo5221 lol where was that factory located, and when was it founded?

  • Guida Online
    Guida Online 2 years ago

    You should do a TVclip logo candy when you reach a certain subscriber milestone...that wood be cool...maybe the play button...

    • Guida Online
      Guida Online 2 years ago

      Candy would go great with that silver play button ;)

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      perhaps 100,000. TVclip gives you a framed play button when you hit that level :)

  • Alex Humby
    Alex Humby 2 years ago +16

    Is that a pewdiepie bro fist?

  • heynewgirl
    heynewgirl 2 years ago

    Edison is adorable....he looks like his big brother Ben

  • heynewgirl
    heynewgirl 2 years ago

    orange crush.... have a great weekend everyone

  • Youโ€™re a jackass
    Youโ€™re a jackass 2 years ago +1

    Did you drop the dye in the shape of a bear?!?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +2

      +Lily Luna Intentionally, no. But you are correct.

  • kathryn paige
    kathryn paige 2 years ago

    im really digging this music

  • Shayla Pearce
    Shayla Pearce 2 years ago

    today is also my boyfriends birthday!!

  • Jason Martin
    Jason Martin 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday from Vegas. Love u guys. Here's to many more!!!

  • Jason Martin
    Jason Martin 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday from Vegas. Love u guys. Here's to many more!!!

  • Jason Martin
    Jason Martin 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday from Vegas. Love u guys. Here's to many more!!!

  • Jason Martin
    Jason Martin 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday from Vegas. Love u guys. Here's to many more!!!

  • Jason Martin
    Jason Martin 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday from Vegas. Love u guys. Here's to many more!!!

  • Jane-Ann Armstrong
    Jane-Ann Armstrong 2 years ago

    If I ever get to Florida I am coming to see you! I am from Thunder Bay Ontario Canada!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      +Jane-Ann Armstrong You are Canadian. It seems like your whole country comes to Florida for at least 3 months a year :) Where are you when they do this?

  • kertu ojala
    kertu ojala 2 years ago

    make Estonia flag please

    • kertu ojala
      kertu ojala 2 years ago


    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      +Kertu Ojala I can do that one, but we do flags like this as custom orders for 100oz (roughly 3KG) of candy as a minimum order. Flags are fun.

  • lilfayt
    lilfayt 2 years ago +4

    Aww, nice I share the same birthday with the table :P

  • Saltydalty0
    Saltydalty0 2 years ago

    Candy making is a trade I hope to get under my belt one day! Love all the videos

  • tigerlvr4u
    tigerlvr4u 2 years ago

    Happy birthday to the amazing table!!! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚ 125!! That's incredible!!

  • Tait Rowley
    Tait Rowley 2 years ago

    How do you get the excess candy off the hook that was left behind

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      +Tait Rowley The hook lifts off the wall and we put it in a pot of boiling water. The. Minutes later the sugars is esteemed off it and it is sanatized. Easy.

  • Frank B
    Frank B 2 years ago

    Who narrates these, you have an incredibly soothing voice.

    • Katie Kubiak
      Katie Kubiak 2 years ago

      +Lofty Pursuits that's one lucky wife! I love these videos, this is my dream job! wish I lived closer, I'd be applying in a heartbeat!

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +3

      I do, the owner of Lofty Pursuits and the big guy in the videos. My wife seems to agree with you. When ever I talk to her she seems to fall asleep.

  • OhHey
    OhHey 2 years ago +39

    Can you make a video of all the times you cut the image candy at the end? It's really addicting....

    • Regular Looking Guy
      Regular Looking Guy Year ago

      DankMemesBrokenDreams YEAH!! i thought i was the only one. but i like the cutting part more than the rest xD

    • OhHey
      OhHey 2 years ago

      +K And B Freyyordy :) Glad you agree.

    • K And B Freyyordy
      K And B Freyyordy 2 years ago +1

      You're so right!Very addicting

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +4

      +Kawaii_Ender at some point I may. I made a video I've posted called breaking candy.

  • Liz Kimber
    Liz Kimber 2 years ago +6

    Happy birthday cooling table, may you do many many years more of yummy candy!

  • Erminda Apolinario
    Erminda Apolinario 2 years ago

    How many inches or centimeters do you cut the candy? Please answer

  • Miss Communication
    Miss Communication 2 years ago

    This channel has grown soo quickly. You've got a good recipe going here!

  • Bobbie McGinnis
    Bobbie McGinnis 2 years ago

    I always love watching your videos it is such a neat process - candy making a true art! THanks

  • OrigamiMarie
    OrigamiMarie 2 years ago

    With old metal stuff (especially brass like your drop candy rollers) I kind of worry about lead in amongst all of the metal. Have you tested your old metal equipment?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +1

      yup. most of it passed. some barley candy molds I have did not. they are stored in a locked drawer in my desk.