Carbide bicycle lamp

Pieces of calcium carbide were placed in the bottom chamber, and water from the top dripped onto them.  This made acetylene gas, which was lit to produce a bright white flame.
Object no :
DMTR012n
Collection :
Creator :
Joseph Lucas Limited
Place of Production :
Birmingham
Dimensions :
height 150mm, diameter (lens) 70mm, depth 160mm
Materials :
metal & copper alloy, glass
Location :
NA
Related site :
Accession number :
DUMFM:1987.76.37
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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