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 Staple of Roman Life
Oil lamps used to be the most dominant form of artificial lighting during the whole era of antiquity and far beyond. They are even still used to today in some remote villages and communities. But a single oil lamp often does not git off a whole lot of light. Therefore, the Romans soon developed oil lamps that could support more than one flame at once. There are known examples with 30 flames or more. The piece at hand can support two flames. This would have been enough to for example nicely and adequately light a dinner table or something similar.
The piece at hand is modeled after real archaeological finds and thus 100% authentic. Furthermore, it is not only to be used a decorative piece, but it is also a real and functional oil lamp. So, if you too want to experience daily Roman life and immerse yourself into antiquity then this is just a must-have piece for you!
Do not hesitate and become the proud owner of this horse headed beauty today! Double Flame Facts
- Length: 26 cm
- Width: 12 cm
- Weight: 980 gram
- Can support two flames
- Two cotton made wicks included
- Only to be used with vegetable oil
- Made in Germany
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