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Lamp, carbide

Description: This artifact is a brass carbide lamp used by coal miners in coal mines. Water dripping on the carbide in the lamp produced a gas that went to the lens. To create light the miner then lit the lamp wick. Miners purchased their own carbide for approximately $1.25 for twenty-five ponds of carbide. If a lamp went out during use, the miner had to refill it in the darkness.
Origin: 2006-09
Created By: Campbell, Tony
Source: http://indianamemory.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/vchs/id/2028
Collection: Vigo County Historical Society
Rights: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/UND/1.0/
Copyright: Copyright Undetermined
Subjects: Acetylene lamps
Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies
Coal -- Artifact
Business & Industry

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