#31 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 • 202

  • Oreocremerocks
    Oreocremerocks 3 months ago

    Could you explain why you can't pull out the "ugly" end into rods and bag it up with other ugly ends and call it something like Ugly Bettys or something like that. An addition to, not in lieu of the Unicorn Poop.

  • mrthenewguy87
    mrthenewguy87 5 months ago +1

    Great now I'm craving pasta fagiole, lol

  • Levi Jaeger
    Levi Jaeger 6 months ago

    The pattern looks like PewDiePie's Brofist!

  • Animation Vids
    Animation Vids 7 months ago

    My birthday is March 31st

  • Arnieee V
    Arnieee V 9 months ago +1

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

  • Jaymen Davis
    Jaymen Davis 9 months ago +1

    Happy belated birthday to the candy cooling table

  • pequeno gamer
    pequeno gamer 10 months ago

    Same birthday as me cool

  • Eccentric Detectorist's
    Eccentric Detectorist's 10 months ago +1

    Sandblast it and find out....

  • godzillamaste magner
    godzillamaste magner 11 months ago

    What flavor

  • Donghyuks Thighs
    Donghyuks Thighs Year 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 Year ago

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

  • PinkThornVlogs
    PinkThornVlogs Year ago

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

  • Samantha Evans
    Samantha Evans Year 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 Year 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 Year 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 Year 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  Year ago +1

      +superdupergrover and JB weld.

  • knoxvill33
    knoxvill33 Year 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

  • jdzencelowcz
    jdzencelowcz Year 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.

    JIMMY.J REVIEWS Year ago

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

      JIMMY.J REVIEWS Year ago

      Oh, okay 👌... boy you know that candy 👍😊✅

    • 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 +5

    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 +1

    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. :)

  • mimz yeet
    mimz yeet 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.

  • Mindy Vaughn
    Mindy Vaughn Year ago

    Such a great video. 💖

  • Alexandra Harvey
    Alexandra Harvey Year ago

    I love the tiny little cake😍

  • 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 😁

  • 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.

  • Lilli Archer
    Lilli Archer Year ago +1

    You made PewDiePie's bro fists

  • Carlos Barroso
    Carlos Barroso 2 years ago

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

  • Riley Taylors
    Riley Taylors 2 years ago

    oooooo this was posted on my birthday lol

  • Abraxis729
    Abraxis729 2 years ago +5

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

  • Melody
    Melody 2 years ago

    is image candy a Victorian practice?

  • Maggie Brayton
    Maggie Brayton 2 years 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 2 years ago +1

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

  • Forth Sadler
    Forth Sadler 2 years 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.

  • Jerry S
    Jerry S 2 years ago +2

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

  • DestinyDK
    DestinyDK 2 years ago +2

    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.

  • 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?

  • brutalbunny
    brutalbunny 2 years ago +26

    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 +2

    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

  • Darkest Argentum
    Darkest Argentum 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.

  • 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

      -_- 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 +53

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

  • KatevonDick
    KatevonDick 2 years ago

    Happy 125th Birthday, Candy cooling table!

  • Samantha Kile
    Samantha Kile 2 years ago +5

    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 +4

      +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 🍬🍬🍬🍬

    • 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 :)

  • 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

  • You’re a jackass
    You’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!!😀🇨🇦

    • 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.

  • 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!!! 🎂🎂🎂 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.

  • 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.

  • Megan D
    Megan D 2 years ago +1

    It is patent 449577

    • GinaBo Beena
      GinaBo Beena 2 years ago +1

      So cool, I think she should get a big box of candy!!

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +3

      Meghan, wow! you did that faster than I hoped. I saw your e-mail, time to figure out a prize.

  • WarChant dA
    WarChant dA 2 years ago

    I share a birthday with the cooling table :D

  • Not Serena
    Not Serena 2 years ago

    I love your videos! And what made you decide to go into this business?

  • Kalliste
    Kalliste 2 years ago

    Great work on the plaque! Also great video, it was interesting to see how the table worked. Happy Birthday Cooling Table!

  • Naomi Annetts
    Naomi Annetts 2 years ago

    I'm so excited for you guys that the plaque was in such good condition for its age and that you were able to clean off all the layers of paint so you can read the plaque clearly. My question is, what do you plan to do with the plaque now that you've cleaned it up? Are you going to attach it back to the table or is it going to be put on display somewhere?

    • Naomi Annetts
      Naomi Annetts 2 years ago

      +Lofty Pursuits It's definitely a craft that I'd love to learn because it's a forgotten art. Most people these days have no idea how much time and effort goes into something like this and are too impatient to wait for the quality that comes with handmade candy. They want everything done instantly by machines and it means that you miss out on the quality. I live in Australia but I'm not anywhere near any kind of store like you have where I could watch this happening in front of me, or even learn how to do this myself or work in a candy store like yours.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      +Naomi Annetts I love doing this. I find I'm doing more and more for other people with old equipment. I have built and found a lot of weird specialized tools.

    • Naomi Annetts
      Naomi Annetts 2 years ago

      +Lofty Pursuits you've done an amazing job of restoring it and keeping things in extremely good condition.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      at the moment it is in a display case we keep a lot of our candy equipment in. I plan to mount it to a sheet of brass, then mount it to the table. I'm thinking of applying gold leaf to it and painting the letters. Not sure. I need to do one more cleaning pass. there is still some small gunk in between letters. That will take a lot of fiddling with a tool that looks like a dental tool made of brass.

  • mikonei
    mikonei 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday, cooling table!
    -from another CT native

  • The little Meme that could

    Do you ever hire?

  • Rachel Watkins
    Rachel Watkins 2 years ago

    What does the candy taste like? I can't imagine that strait up sugar would taste very good. Do you ever add flavoring?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago

      Not really. It was good

    • Joe Hoffmann
      Joe Hoffmann Year ago

      Lofty Pursuits did this flavor of yours catch on? I'm curious to try it.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +1

      +Rayanna Lemons Every candy is a different flavor. This one is a mixture that we are working on. Something new that I hope people will like.

    • Wowza Buddy
      Wowza Buddy 2 years ago

      I believe there is flavoring mixed in with the coloring they add. :)

  • MiraiGami
    MiraiGami 2 years ago

    i am so sad i never knew about lofty persuits until this.. im from canada and every year i'd go to florida for a month to visit my grandma and had always passed by talahasse (sorry if i spelt it wrong.. now that she passed i dont think i can ever go :/ hopefully i might order some in the future!

  • Andy Montes
    Andy Montes 2 years ago

    Yesterday I literally dreamt that i went to your store and there was no public candy making and I was so disappointed 😂 but anyways thanks for bringing such great videos... by the way, normally when are public confections scheduled?

    • Andy Montes
      Andy Montes 2 years ago

      +Lofty Pursuits oh ok thank you!!

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      +andy Montes You usually can count on Friday and Saturday afternoons. We make candy as needed, so the schedule varies.

  • Anastey Lovely
    Anastey Lovely 2 years ago

    I've always wondered what you do with the leftover end chunks of your large candy roll? They won't have the cool design quite right in them like the ones you pulled, and might be a bit on the ugly side.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +4

      +Anastey Lovely We call them Unicorn Droppings, and we sell them in the store.

  • Connor
    Connor 2 years ago

    About how long does it take to make the candy from start to finish?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +1

      +Connor Sanders From pour to finish ... about an hour.

  • Kevin McKain
    Kevin McKain 2 years ago

    Going to this store is one of my dreams. I hope one day I get the chance to be in town while y'all are open and I am not busy. I love learning about the process and watching y'all make so many different types of candy.

    • Kevin McKain
      Kevin McKain 2 years ago

      +Lofty Pursuits Cool I hope I get to go and that y'all have a band by then. That would be so cool.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      +Kevin McKain Actually we are working on that at the moment. I'm talking with some folks who backed up George Clinton a few weeks ago. Nothing firm yet.

    • Kevin McKain
      Kevin McKain 2 years ago

      +Kevin McKain Are y'all ever going to get a live band again? I knew y'all used to have one.

  • Zypher77777
    Zypher77777 2 years ago

    Is it a water cooled table? DAMN RIGHT!!!