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 Star in the Night
People always sought after being able to light up their homes during night time. An artificial source of light provides a sense of security and makes one able to perform task and duties even after night fall. Therefore, nearly everyone owned at least some kind of lighting device. In antiquity most people owned oil lamps. Oil lamps were cheap to manufacture, easy to maintain and further not expensive to refill. Some more expensive varieties of this ancient source of light came with fancy patterns and / or ornaments. Stars for example were pretty popular throughout the entirety of the Roman antiquity and far beyond this era. There were many different kinds of stars used to express the desire to decorate ones oil lamp to one's personal taste. Also other motives were frequently used.
The object at hand is modeled after those real ancient oil lamps and has the same functions as one. It can be used with any kind of flammable vegetable oil. One should refrain from using modern lamp oils. They burn to hot and can destroy your oil lamp, as well as pose an enormous fire hazard.
Otherwise this oil lamp is easy and safe to use.
Star Lamp Details
- Length: 10 cm
- Weight: 140 grams
- Comes with a ready to use cotton wick
- Nice optical effect
- High value materials
- Durable and steadfast design
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