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.
Gladiators - The Sport Stars of ancient Rome
Sports were just as popular in ancient Rome as they are today. This fact did not change over the years. The only thing that changed are the sports played. You will hardly come across two or more people anymore, that fight each other to the death or battly against wild animals just to please a crowd. Those vile traditions have long since passed. Nevertheless, gladiators are still kept in high regard by many fans of antiquity. Just as many original Romans did also keep them in high regard. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise that you would find images of those Sport Stars on normal objects like oil lamps. They actually were often sold after a public fight took place in the arena - as a kind of souvenir.
The oil lamp at hand is ready to use upon receiving. But you should not just use any oil to light it with! This can be potentially dangerous. You should only use vegetable oils. Preferably olive oil - this will also be the most authentic, due to the fact that the Romans used it too.
But you don't have to use it, if you want to keep it neat and clean. It also makes for a great piece of decoration even without giving in to its purpose.
Facts and Data about the Gladiator Lamp!
- Length: 11 cm
- Width: 8 cm
- Height: 4 cm
- Weight: 160 grams
- Arrives in a environment friendly packaging
- Wicks are included / Ready for use
- Only to be used with vegetable oils!
- Includes a brief user's manual
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