It's hard enough to imagine going down into a coal mine equipped with only an open-flame carbide lamp
strapped to your head, but imagine what it's like to lose that light and spend almost two days crawling around in total darkness, trying to find your way out.
Rhys would ride to school on a large bike, wicker basket on handlebars and lit at night and in the fog with a carbide lamp
Miners made squibs (black powder rolled in a scrap of paper with a fuse) and tamped them in the hole that was bored with coal behind it and lit it with their carbide lamp
," Ray says.
CARBIDE TIP: I am looking for a Justrite-brand carbide lamp
orifice (tip), in addition to some other parts for a repair kit.
Ban asked us to switch off the lights in our hard hats and then proceeded to turn out the only remaining source of light--the carbide lamp
In the 1940s, when I was in my early teens and working underground at Lambley Colliery driving a pit pony, we wore a carbide lamp
on our pit hats.
Those sights weren't just black, but dead-flat black, using the old carbide lamp
to smoke the sights before every match or practice session.
As a 14-year-old apprentice living in rural North Wales, I was given my uncle's bike fitted with a carbide lamp
to cycle four miles to work.
Car manufacturers jumped on the idea, using carbide lamps
For that matter, I could have brought along a couple of the carbide lamps
that were once used down the old mine on our place and that my father used when fishing.
The potential for flammable gases in sewers means that open-flame carbide lamps
can be dangerous.