carbide lamp


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carbide lamp

[′kär‚bīd ‚lamp]
(mining engineering)
A lamp that is charged with calcium carbide and water to form acetylene, which it burns.
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While Ban fixed his carbide lamp we changed into proper attire, a somewhat funny coverall in pink, several sizes too big for me.
I HAVE experience of carbide lamps, which have been mentioned in your newspaper recently.
Carbide lamps are early lamps which burned carbide which produced acetylene gas which glowed and gave off light.
In that post, he met an inventor who discovered how to operate natural-gas lamps on a gas derived from carbide, and with visions of carbide lamps lighting farms across rural America, Sanders bought the patent rights and launched a Columbus manufacturing company.
King, the area's first contractor who also built the Stranahan House, built his home, complete with running water and carbide lamps, out of Dade County Pine and joists from salvaged ship's timbers.
a heavy fall of roof which occurred in the Lingdale Mine South West Dips district on August 24 released a quantity of gas which ignited when it came into contact with the flames of carbide lamps being used by miners".