Oil light (three-bladed swimmer)

Oil llights are a source of light with a lot of history - and very versatile, as any vessel large enough can serve as an oil light. For this, you fill a bowl or glass with a bit of water, top it off with some (vegetable) oil, place the wick-holder on top of it and light it. The amount of oil will determine how long the light will last.

The three-bladed swimmers are made by Glafey in Nuremburg since the nineteenth century. Lighting with the help of an oil lamp, with oil on top of water and a wick in the oil, have been around in the Middle Ages already: Several illuminations show a cone-shaped glass lamp hung with chains.

The cork swimmers measure about 3.4 cm in diameter. The tin contains the swimmer, about 90 wicks in a paper holder, and a pair of tweezers so your fingers can stay clean when changing wicks. The size of the flame can be influenced by how the wick is positioned in the paper holder.

Price: 5,00 EUR
Incl. 19 % TAX plus shipping
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