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I remember those toy cannons! I think vinegar or some other
liquid was added to set off the reaction.
On 5/12/2020 10:24 AM, Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io wrote:
a small (16”long) model cannon that my dad used to fire
every once in a while, which used Calcium Carbide as the
explosive force. I don’t know how to use it (which may
be just as well , . . 😊 ) but
I do remember that it made one hell of a loud bang when
it fired. I don’t remember what the shot was, but I do
remember it went a good long way. I’ve often thought I
should let it go but then I worry that somebody would
fool around with it and get hurt.
think that CC can also be used in headlamps used in
mines, but not sure about that.