Petromax ORIGINAL 500HK
Petromax is arguably the best-known High-Pressure Light in the world. The long-established lamps have not lost any of their brightness and radiance.
The legendary HK 500 produces 400 watts approx. (1 Watt = 1.25 CP/HK candle power, Heffner candles). Its height is 40 centimetres approx. (15.75 inch) and its tank capacity is around 1 litre (1.76 pints) around 8 hours burning time).
Petromax is the best-known High-Pressure Light in the world. Its name originates from “Kommerzienrat” (the highest civil honorary title in Germany of that time) Max Graetz who invented the lamp at the beginning of the 20th century. His friends used to call him “Petroleum Maxe” for which Petromax is the abbreviation. This name has been protected by patents since November 5th,1910. During the following years, the lamp proved to be incredibly popular. Millions of it were produced and distributed to all parts of the world. The glass cylinder, which is heat resistant and made of borosilicate glass, has always been produced by the Duran Group (formerly Schott company).
Nowadays people are still fascinated by this lamp, which is handmade of more than 200 individual pieces. Fishing boats illuminate their catch with its impressive power of up to 400 watts and travellers tell their tales in its light.
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