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.
Let your Personality Shine
Oil lamps used to be the mostly used means of artificial lighting in ancient and even medieval times. So it should not come as a surprise that many people decorated their oil lamps with many different images and reliefs. In this case the decoration shown is the Zodiac sign of Leo. Romans handled their zodiac signs similar to the way we do today - so depicting a lion, or Leo, is an accurate and authentic decoration.
Furthermore, the lamp at hand is fully functional. It does not only serve decorative purposes! If you want to experience what it was like to light a room like the Romans did, then this is the piece you need. But be careful and only use vegetable oils - preferable olive oil. Temperautres generated by modern lamp oils burn too hot and can destroy the lamp itself as well as pose a massive fire hazard.
Leo Lamp Details
- Height: 4 cm
- Width: 6,5 cm
- Length: 10,5 cm
- Weight: 200 gr
- Color: Black / Terracotta
- Made from only the highest quality raw materials
- Decorated with a lion's head (Leo)
- Inscribed with "LEONIS"
- Can be easily and safely carried while lit
- Comes with a wick included
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