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.
Old traditions that still fascinate!
It has always been an important piece of life to able to create artificial sources of light. In the earliest days people used burning sticks and open fires to accomplish this goal. But the techniques for doing so got more and more refined with the passing of the time. During antiquity most people relied on oil lamps as their primary source of light. So did the early Christians! All people like to have nice thing, therefore, many thing come in a plain variety as well as in a decorated one. The same is true for oil lamps. The object at hand is clearly of Christians origin depicting the Chi Rho symbol, also known as "Chrismon".
Oil candles remained popular in the Mediterranean long after Rome had fallen and still remain popular until today - at least in some remote villages and communities. If you yourself ever wondered what it would be like to light your house like the old Romans used to do, then wonder no more! This oil lamp is just what you have been looking for.
Chrismon Symbol Oil Lamp Facts
- Length: 12 cm
- Weight: 240 gram
- Wick is included
- Ready to use (only use vegetable oil)
- High quality material
- Nice and authentic symbol
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