Mathmos Astro

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The original Mathmos Astro Hand made in Britain sinc e 1963 The verry first model of lava lamps Timeless design

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The original lava lamp - Mathmos Astro. This is the model that set the wheels in motion, the very first commercial lava lamp.

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
  • 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 glass

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