Carbide lamp


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Carbide lamp

A lamp designed to burn acetylene and to generate the gas from an internally contained supply of calcium carbide and water. Such light was usually brighter than that from coal oil-burning lamps and lanterns, and was often used for automobile, bicycle, and miners’ lights.
Translations
karbidlámpa
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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.
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.
He remembers times when he could look out of his front door and watch miners with their carbide lamps making their way up Errington Wood towards the Park and Chaloner ironstone mines.
It set the standard for modern construction back then - 24 guest rooms, a dining room, sewer and irrigation systems, running ice water and was lit with carbide lamps.
Poachers would use strong torches or carbide lamps as they walked the river with a gaff in hand ready for hooking a salmon.