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.
More light for your home!
The light a single oil lamp gives off is not that bright. Everyone who ever used one will know that. But what did Romans do when they wanted more light in their homes? They seldom lit up several different oil lamps like it is often shown in movies. They usually just used an oil lamp with several wholes for wicks. The object at hand for example has three separate wick holes. That ultimately means that it has three times the lighting abilities of a normal oil lamp. Sometimes you could even find lamps with more than three holes. Four, five, six and up to twelve holes are not really all that out of the ordinary. As a consequence you need more oil to maintain three flames simultaneously.If you too think that one flame is not enough then this is just the lamp for you! It will not only give off more light but it will also make you feel like a wealthy Roman citizen enjoying his special lamp while the others have to sit in the dark... a bit splendor must be allowed!
Facts and Details
- Length: 20 cm
- Weight: 600 grams
- Includes substitute wicks made from cotton
- Only to be used with vegetable oil! (Modern oils will destroy this lamp within minutes)
- Includes a short instruction paper on how to properly use it
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