Calcuim carbide car?

D. Scott Chatfield

Um, why would a car designed to haul something that is very dangerous when wet have _windows_?

Scott Chatfield


One possible answer is that the windows might have been intended as 'explosion hatches'.  I've seen a calcium carbide explosion, on a small cinderblock building about 15' x 15', in 1979.  It didn't blow the roof completely off, but it lifted the roof far enough that it settled back down out of place.

Ron Merrick