Mathmos Astro Metallic

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Original Astro with metallic finish Lava reflects from the coating Looks very good

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A new version of Mathmos’ original 1963 astro. When turned off the classic form of the astro lava lamp is solid silver. When turned on you can see the lava through the silver coating of the glass creating multiple reflections as it moves. Available in either yellow, red or blue lava this new astro range is initially available only in limited numbers, exclusively from Mathmos websites.

The whole lava lamp boom started in UK when the inventor of the device, Edward Craven-Walker walked into a pub and saw a weird device behind the counter. It was a glass coctail mixer that had a strange blob of fat floating in the liquid inside. The bartender told him that it was his egg timer - when the fat had melted and rose on the surface, the eggs were ready.

Edward had the idea that by using a thicker oil and placing a lamp underneath, the machine could be commercial success. The rest is history.

Some interesting facts about lava lamps:

- Mathmos employees swear an oath of silence not to reveal the composition of the materials inside the lamp
- You can spot a lava lamp in television shows almost every night
- Haggerty Enterprises Inc in USA and Mathmos in UK are the only official lava lamp manufacturers
- More lava lamps were sold in the 90's than the 60s, 70s and 80s combined
- Astro and the Century Motion in the States were the origianl lava lamp models, and both are still sold today
- There are over a hundred different color and model combinations of lava lamps
- There are no two identical lava lamps, each has a unique personality
- The idea of lava lamps has been copied to numerous other applications
  • Handmade in UK
  • The original Mathmos lava lamp goes Metallic
  • Height: 430mm
  • Light bulb: 220-250V/60Hz max. 40W SES E14 bulb (included, spare bulbs available in most stores)
  • Metal parts are brushed aluminum, the bottle is glas
  • Silver coating in the bottle

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