Re: Boxcar identification help requested
I remember my dad talking about "Carbide lamps."toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Long ago enough that I can't recall the context or
what kind of lamps, but the miner's lamps seems
right. Still, boxcar loads of that for worker's
Were lanterns EVER made that used carbide?
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Before portable electric light plants and
generators, I believe they used calcium carbide to
provide lighting at derailments.