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.
Wine - Staple of Roman Living
Wine is a predominant element of daily Roman Life. You could find this drink everywhere in the empire. Everyone consumed it - even small children as young as five years old were already given wine. But one should not forget that wine in antiquity was far less strong than wine today. It was more or less grape must. Additionally it was almost always stretched with water. Pure wine was seldom consumed. The prominent nature of this drink made the corresponding plants highly popular. That is why one can find depictions of vines and grapes on nearly every object used by Romans. So, it should not come as a surprise that you could also find grapevines and grapes on an oil lamp.
It was a very popular motif for a great many things!
Upon receiving the oil lamp at hand is ready for use. But you should only use vegetable oils as fuel. Modern lamp oils will destroy the lamp within mere minutes and impose a grave fire hazard on the surrounding area. Olive oil has tested very well and is very authentic.
Details, Facts and More
- Length: 14 cm
- Width: 10 cm
- Weight: 240 grams
- The purchase includes two cotton made wicks
- The packaging is economical and environment friendly
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