Oil lamps Warning
The lamp must be kept out of the reach of children when it is ready for operation, burning and extinguished. In the past, several deaths and serious lung injuries have been recorded nationwide in children who have drunk lamp oil or sucked on the wicks. Synthetic lamp oils, which are commercially available, cause severe to fatal poisoning of the lungs when inhaled, which can easily happen if swallowed or spat out, even in the smallest quantities. As there is no possibility to produce a child safety lock according to DIN 14059 for historical lamps, we would like to point out to our customers that they have to be supervised. The following oils have been tested and found suitable: sunflower oil, olive oil, nut oil and rapeseed oil.
A small light in dark Times
Antiquity compared to today was a very dark age. That does not reflect the knowledge and the habits of the people but really the actual brightness ? or in that case the absence of brightness. It was hard for people to light their houses after night falls. They did use oil lamps and candles, but their light was weak at best. Nonetheless, they made real little gems out of their lamps. The one at hand for example shows a heavily armed Roman Gladiator. Gladiators were much beloved motifs on nearly any surface. They were the ancient equivalents of our modern day sport stars.
Should you want to experience what it meant to light up a room in antiquity, then this lamp is the right thing for you too buy. Furthermore, it is a handy gadget with many uses. You can use it while camping or as more durable alternative to candles. Whatever you decide, we guarantee that you will like it. You can even use it as a present for someone special to you.
Oil Lamp Facts
- Length: 10 cm
- Height: 4 cm
- Weight: 120 grams
- Made from heat resistant and durable clay
- Ready to use
- Requires oil to function (preferably vegetable oil, modern lantern oils burn to hot for this ancient artifact)
- Wick is included
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