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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Mine men speculating upon the cause of his disappearance said that he had probably become lost because of the failure of his lamp, since he was equipped only with a carbide lamp when he entered the mine.
"Now we start our journey," Ban said as he lit his carbide lamp and told us to switch on our lights.
I HAVE experience of carbide lamps, which have been mentioned in your newspaper recently.
Today, carbide lamps have been relegated to the history books but acetylene is still one of the most important industrial chemicals in existence.
Poachers would use strong torches or carbide lamps as they walked the river with a gaff in hand ready for hooking a salmon.
He also began to incorporate his old mining artifacts (miner's candlesticks, carbide lamps, tools, blasting cap tins and the like) into his still life paintings.
Some of the parts mentioned are unknown to me and I wondered if you could tell me the modern names for: carden shaft; half-time shaft; carbide lamps; quarter spring; tiller steering and friction lever absorbers.
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.
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.
Back when caving was a new sport in the UK, the explorer used carbide lamps. Carbide was carried around the waist in a generator--a metal canister split into two halves--attached to a belt.
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".