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Carbide bicycle lamp

Description:
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.
Place of Production:
Birmingham
Materials/Media:
metal & copper alloy, glass
Dimensions:
height 150mm, diameter (lens) 70mm, depth 160mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1987.76.37
Digital Number:
DMTR012n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council