Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Boxcar identification help requested


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Spelunking lamps most certainly were. I remember them well. They went drip, drip, drip onto a pile of carbide, and produced light.

Elden Gatwood

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I remember my dad talking about "Carbide lamps."
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 lamps?

Were lanterns EVER made that used carbide?

Schuyler

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Before portable electric light plants and generators, I believe they used calcium carbide to provide lighting at derailments.

Dave Staplin

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