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.
Wether in a cabinet, on a sideboard or simply a decoration on the table - this oil lamp gives every room a special flair.
Roman oil lamp head of a horse with tendril pattern
In the Roman Antiquity oil lamps were reckoned to the most used items for lightning. Apart their simple use the had a sufficient duration of lightning and a comfortable light, are filled up fast and easily and furthermore look pretty.
- measurements: 10x7 cm
- with handle
- plastic and embossed relief
- including 2 wicks
Wether in a cabinet, on a sideboard or simply a decoration on the table - this oil lamp gives every room a special flair and shines in the brilliance of our ancient ancestors.
The oil lamp head of a horse with tendril pattern and handle comes form the 1st century AD and was fabricated out of the material clay. The thickly burned lamp is a elegant item for collections. Produced was the lamp in Spain. It is characterised by a plastic and embossed relief. The measures of the lamp are 10 cm x 7 cm.
The lamp is filled with olive oil or different vegetable oil. Especially the olive oil offers good fuel characteristics and furthermore was obtainable in the Roman Empire.
The use of vegetable oils reduces the fire risk and the development of cracks in the clay because of too much heat. Olive oil gives more authenticity, because the romance nearly to completely used olive oil for firing up their oil lamps.
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