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The Carbide Miners Lamp - Bringing History Back to Life!
 
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Before mine shafts had electricity, miners wore calcium carbide lamps on their helmets to light the darkness. Craig Beals from Beals Science finds a Carbide Miner's Lamp at his grandma's house that hasn't been lit since 1938, give or take a few years! He uses science, some carbide, and acetylene gas to get the miners lantern working again and bring history back to life! Learn how to light a coal miner calcium carbide lamp at http://www.BealsScience.com Watch the next video in the Carbide series: Calcium Carbide Cannon - https://youtu.be/tJrCCGmDpFI Plantation by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Views: 21169 Beals Science
Autolite Carbide Miners Lamp
 
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I will have more videos soon on the overview and instructions. If you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments.
Views: 44 fiik220
Auto Lite Calcium Carbide Miner's Lamp
 
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I made this video to show how a calcium carbide lamp functions. I noticed after viewing this that I replaced the wingnut that retains the reflector on backwards, but it doesn't matter to the operation of the lamp. For those curious, when I first got this fixed and working, I placed enough calcium carbide to fill the bottom about a third full, and filled the water tank all the way. This amount of fuel, burning with a 1-2 inch flame, lasted over 90 minutes. In complete darkness less flame would be needed, maybe just a half inch, and with a full load of calcium carbide would likely last at least three hours, probably more. Before you ask, this lamp is not for sale. I am giving it to someone special. Thank you for watching.
Views: 1790 Matthew Sevier
Original Miner's Flame Safety Lamp Footage from Wolf Safety
 
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A look inside the Wolf Safety factory in Sheffield, where the Wolf Flame Safety Lamps were manufactured. This video features Monica Maurice of Wolf Safety discussing benefits of Flame Lamps to detect gas against modern electrical detection systems. Original footage from Yorkshire television.
Views: 1577 wolfsafety
120 year old mining lamp still works!
 
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This is an old mining lamp i got from my grandpa. It still works!
Views: 500 science1324
Eccles Protector Lamp
 
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Video shows lamp being lit and put out.
Views: 6668 Boomastic.com
GunSmoke sight blackener
 
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This is a video about the "GUNSMOKE" carbide candle, a simple carbide flame source used to blacken your sights for better contrast. To the best of my knowledge, this sight blackener was made in th 70-80:ties period, but there is little information on the net about them. If you know more, like for example who made them, please let me know in the comments! According to commenter Pål Hembre these were made by the Gun House, 54 Stearns st., Waltham., Mass. 02154.
Views: 2060 Rikard Stockstad
Sid's Davey Lamp and Keyring
 
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Sid tells us about his Davey lamp and Keyring. This year it is 30 years since the 1984 miners’ strike, which opposed the government’s policy of pit closures. Artists collective Re-Dock and Internet of Things expert Adrian McEwen worked with the ex-mining community in St.Helens to create an interactive exhibition of enchanted objects, telling the story of the past 30 years. Throughout a series of creative workshops we asked the men and women of the ex-mining community in St. Helens to share and curate a selection of objects to describe their experience of the past 30 Years. We used these objects as a focal point to discuss the strike, to evoke memories and to explore how things have changed since then. The project was commissioned by St. Helens Arts Service as part of the second Cultural Hubs programme and is supported by public funding from the Arts Council of England. Re-Dock website http://www.re-dock.org/portfolio/30yearsof Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/30yearsof Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/30yearsof Twitter @30YearsOf
Views: 1584 David lamp
Lighting a Carbide Lamp.
 
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Lighting an Autolite carbide lamp.
Views: 44452 minerfrank
Carbide Light, Old Historic talking & Demo
 
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Father inlaw bought out his carbide light, hasn't been used in 30 years and the carbide worked perfect.
Views: 512 lucernstring1
Carbide Caving Lamp
 
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CAUTION: OPEN FLAME TYPE EXPERIMENT AND EQUIPMENT DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Example of a calcium carbide lamp as used in cave exploring or spelunking. This is a "British Made" Premier lamp that I had stored away with some caving equipment I used in my youth. I thought it might be of interest to anyone curious about acetylene lamps. These caving head lamps are good basic examples of acetylene lamps used about 100 years ago. Back then, an automobile might have been equipped with acetylene headlamps, hoses would run to an acetylene generator, perhaps on the running board. The acetylene generator would be a bigger version of the parts found in a caving head lamp and the operation would basically be the same. I forgot to mention the fun part, clean-up. After you're done, you have to take everything apart, clean out the spent carbide,wash everything off and make sure everything is well dried before putting it away. It's part of the charm of carbide lamps. Everything's so much easier with electric lamps! P.S. This is my first youtube video, so it's a bit rough,, sort of a "learning vehicle"
Views: 63187 crusinscamp
Protector Lamp and Torch Relay Lamp Wick Change
 
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How to change the wick in a Protector Lamp and our Torch Relay Lamp. This applies to all lamps used for Olympic Torch Relays. Glasses and spares are available on our web shop at; http://www.protectorlamp.com/shop1.htm
Views: 5424 Protector Lamp
The Carbide Lamp, Gary J
 
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The Carbide Lamp was one of the first dependable portable light sources. It was invented around 1845 by the Justrite Co. It was really your first flashlight or lantern that didn't blow out like candles or oil lamps. With no batteries or bulb it ran off acetylene gas creating a flame. Miners, hunters, fisherman use them. Also bicycles, motorcycles, and cars use these as a light source.
Views: 4583 Gary J
1916 Justrite Carbide Lamp
 
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First light. 1916 top, 1919-1920's bottom. This one and the later Auto Lite I have both came from Pennsylvania, so probably coal miners lamps.
Carbide Lantern
 
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My brother Ryan got me one of the coolest gifts I've ever gotten. It's an antique carbide-powered miner's headlamp. It's interesting from a historical aspect, but I like the technical side of it. This video is about how it works.
Views: 52369 Nigel2M
Playing around with an AUTOLITE carbide lamp
 
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Just a short video of me playing around with this old carbide lamp. If you are interested in learning more about carbide lamps, youtuber cruisinscamp has a nice and informative video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wrIqkoBcpM&index=11&list=LLDiqa9W2hhFGVyKUFbhl-vQ
Views: 423 Rikard Stockstad
Carbide Lamp
 
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This video demonstrates and describes the chemistry behind how a carbide lamp functions. Refer to the following link for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbide_lamp
Views: 1298 T Ross Kelly
MINERS LAMP APOCALYPSE FLASHLIGHT! Calcium carbide Just Rite light DEMO
 
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*CALCIUM CARBIDE ON AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2w22kgX Quick explanation/demonstration of my Just Rite calcium carbide miners lamp Help Support the Channel Below: **Subscribe to Channel: https://www.youtube.com/NoNonsenseKnowHow?sub_confirmation=1 **Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/NoNonsenseKnowHow **DONATE TO CHANNEL via Paypal: https://www.goo.gl/E8QQUm **Buy From Amazon Here: https://amzn.to/2wgxVe7 (I get small commission on sales, which helps me grow the channel with more helpful videos)
Views: 1964 NoNonsenseKnowHow
Carbide Light
 
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Mr. Wizard (aka Larry Harrison) gives us a demonstration of a carbide miner's lamp at the end of our La Plata ride. Taken March 24, 2007.
Views: 957 nv680
Carbide bicycle lamp
 
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Disassembling, assembling and lighting a vintage carbide bicycle light. Animation of lamp assembly is here: http://youtu.be/w29l-msbwfU
Views: 28358 Dave Kirkeby
carbide lamp.wmv
 
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The chemistry of the Miner's carbide headlamp is explained. Using calcium carbide, the device has a mechanism for slowly releasing water drops, thereby producing acetylene gas from the reaction.
Views: 76377 exploscience
How to assemble and light a carbide drip lamp
 
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I had been searching for one of these for years since doing some tunnel work in the West. With help from Andy, I found out how these work, how they get plugged (thanks Andy) and that it produces one of the purest lights I have seen.. It also is a great example of how reactive materials can produce a gas - nature working for man. Should you have a wet hand and grab the fuel.....well that is very exciting. Very cool.
Views: 11652 Tjnacholyons
How to Convert a Kerosene Lantern into a Lamp
 
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Master electrician Scott Caron brings electricity to a lantern that used to be lit with kerosene. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.) Watch the new season of Ask This Old House: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/ask-toh/video/0,,,00.html Find the TV schedule for air times in your area: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/info/0,,20058777,00.html Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Shopping List for How to Convert a Kerosene Lantern into a Lamp: - Porcelain light socket, to house lightbulb - Electrical plug with cap, to plug into electrical outlet - Lamp switch, to turn on lamp - Flickering lightbulb, used to light lamp - 7-foot lamp cord, to create electrical connection - 6-inch piece of rubber hose, used as strain relief - Window cleanser, used as lubricant for inserting wires into hose - Electrical tape, to insulate the light socket Tools for How to Convert a Kerosene Lantern into a Lamp: - Power drill and 3/8-inch bit, to cut hole in lantern - Hole saw kit, to cut hole in lantern - Wire cutters, to snip wire - Wire stripper, to strip off wire insulation -Philips screwdriver, to connect wires to socket and to wire switch Steps for How to Convert a Kerosene Lantern into a Lamp: 1. Carefully remove glass globe from kerosene lantern. 2. Unscrew and remove the old kerosene wick from the lantern. 3. Drill a 3/8-inch hole in the base of the lantern to serve as an exit point for the electrical cord. 4. Put a piece of scrap wood in a vise. 5. Drill out center portion where the wick used to fit through using the hole saw. 6. Take a rubber hose, spray it with lubricant and push the electrical wire through it. The hose will serve as strain relief for the electrical wire. 7. Bring the electrical wire through the 3/8-hole in base and up into the center hole. 8. Strip off an inch of insulation from the electrical wire using wire stripper. 9. Attach both exposed copper ends to screws on the bottom of the light socket; tighten them down. 10. Insulate the connection with electrical tape. 11. Place the socket into the center hole of the lantern. Screw in the lightbulb. 12. Return the glass globe to its place in the lantern. 13. About 18 inches down the electrical wire, cut one of the two wires in half, exposing the copper inside. 14. Place both pieces of the wire into the bottom portion of the lamp-switch housing, dividing the two wires by the center hole. 15. Push the top portion of the lamp-switch housing onto both wires. Two pieces of metal should pierce the cut wire, touching the copper inside. 16. Screw down the housing. 17. Take the disconnected end of the electrical wire and run it through the plug cap. 18. Bottom out the wire into the pronged end of the plug. 19. Clamp down the prongs and secure the cap. 20. Plug in the lantern and enjoy! Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse https://twitter.com/asktoh Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/ 15 Have a licensed electrician make the final wire connections in the garage and at the main electrical panel.
Views: 46900 This Old House
Mystery (miner's) lamp and another
 
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Mystery lamp I believe to be a miners lamp but any other suggestions appreciated for what the other one could be.
Views: 383 migette1
The Chemistry of Light 05 - Acetylene Lamp
 
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An old-fashioned bike lamp uses ethyne gas. From the Peter Wothers lecture - The Chemistry of Light
Carbide Lantern Demo for General Chemistry
 
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The lantern was purchased from: Hercursa, Zaruma, El Oro, Ecuador. Email: hercursa @hotmail.com, Telephone: 07 2973 314, Cellular: 0992140761. Links for the worksheet will be provided soon!
Views: 62 MercerOnMissionMoz
review of a carbide lamp and how to use and light it
 
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my autolite carbide lamp review
Views: 14130 countryboygarage
Carbide Lamp for Mining and Caving
 
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Applications of calcium carbide include manufacture of acetylene gas, and for generation of acetylene in carbide lamps; manufacture of chemicals for fertilizer; and in steelmaking. Calcium carbide is produced industrially in an electric arc furnace from a mixture of lime and coke at approximately 2200 °C.[5] This method has not changed since its invention in 1892: This reaction was an important part of the industrial revolution in chemistry, and was made possible in the USA as a result of massive amounts of inexpensive hydroelectric power produced at Niagara Falls before the turn of the 20th century.[7] 12 Mornings by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Views: 1385 Rusty Glovebox
German WW2 calcium carbide lantern
 
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My first attempt at firing up a german carbide lantern that my father found as a kid in Stjørdal, Norway during WW2. To keep it as authentic as possible I ordered the calcium carbide from Germany ;-)!
Views: 7290 Henrik B
Carbide lamp drip mechanism
 
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A view of the water chamber and regulator of an Autolite carbide lamp, showing the drip mechanism in operation.
Views: 6544 minerfrank
15$ AutoLite Carbide Lamp Repair
 
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I picked this up at an Antique shop for 15$. It was tarished with dirt and gunk. The water control was very stiff and moved little. After alot of white vinegar, cleaning, and brasso. I was able to restore it to presentable condition. Please clean out the carbide when your done with your lamp...
Views: 9 NetworkNick 064
Caving with Carbide Lamps
 
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Caving Vlog #65 A caving trip to Pedro's Cave using carbide lamps from Premier and Petzl. Caves are delicate and potentially dangerous places. For more information on wild caving, vertical caving techniques, and cave survey, visit the National Speleological Society website: https://caves.org To find a local grotto (caving club) visit: http://www.nssio.org/Find_Grotto.cfm White Nose Syndrome (WNS) is a disease that is devastating to bats. To learn more about what you can do to help, along with information on how to properly decontaminate caving gear, visit: https://caves.org/WNS/index.shtml
Views: 510 Derek Bristol
Carbide Cap Lamps and Generators lighting the way with Acetylene
 
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In this age of LED lights and smart phones it is easy to forget some of the magic of older technologies, The best example I can think of it the carbide light! Using calcium carbide and water to produce acetylene this amazing chemical reaction lit up the world! Many a mile of cave passage and tons of ore came to light under these lights before they were surpassed by electric ones. While their day may have passed I still like to drag em out and fire them up every now and then. Parts for cap lamps are still around check out Bob and Bob http://www.4bobandbob.com/
Views: 2931 Voo Doo Tennessee
calcium carbide lamp
 
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demo on the use of a carbide lamp. Uses calcium carbide and water to make acetylene gas. Used by miners
Views: 4067 alaskanalain
Big carbide lamp
 
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Views: 96 nemtudomilegyen
AUTO-LITE CARBIDE LIGHT
 
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This is my Auto-lite brand carbide light . These are really good lights . I love to use carbide lights.
Views: 642 kevintheblacksmith
Keith Meeson Mining Memories 3
 
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A video of Keith Meeson talking about the safety lamps used by miners across the UK. To learn more about coal mining in North Staffordshire please visit our website: http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/collections/photographic_archive/coal_industry/
Views: 638 stokemuseums
Vintage acetylene lights
 
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Lights on 1907 Ford
Views: 2309 robheyen1
A Flash in the Pan at the National Trust's Dolaucothi Gold Mines: 1930s Miner's Carbide Lamp
 
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A Flash in the Pan at National Trust's Dolaucothi Gold Mines - 1930's miners adventured underground with Carbide Lamps to light their way. #findyourepic
Carbide miner lamp.
 
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Carbide miner lamp.
Views: 99 Sam Smith
carbide miners light
 
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This is a carbide miners light I bought in Colorado. It's an auto light from around the mid 30s to the early 40s. It's in pretty nice condition and i was surprised at how well the reflector polished up. the big reflector was generally used in coal mines because of how dark coal mines where.
Views: 163 TheCatfish112
Justrite Streamlined  carbide lamp fleamarket purchase
 
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Checking out a nice Aladdin model B and ended up buying a rather nice Justrite Streamlined miner's carbide lamp , patent June 6, 1939 ... Comes with a 3"reflector with working striker.
Views: 3324 Gunners762
Carbide Bicycle Lamp LED Retrofit for Rinoa Super-Genius
 
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In this episode, I retrofit an old Luminor Carbide Bicycle Lamp using LEDs for fellow YouTuber Rinoa Super-Genius. #LEDs #carbide-lamp #led-lamp #bicycle #ebike Subscribe to the Made2Hack channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4pnz7nM805L2u_WOkNarzg?&sub_confirmation=1 Visit Rinoa Super-Genius: https://www.youtube.com/user/icc3a1800 More information about this episode: http://www.made2hack.com/carbide-bicycle-lamp-retrofit-using-leds-for-rinoa-super-genius/ Made 2 Hack Amazon Store: http://amzn.to/2k82LD4 Intro Music by Juanitos http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Juanitos/Exotica/ CC BY Outro Music by Kevin Macleod http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Jazz_Sampler/AcidJazz_1430 CC BY Background Music by Josh Woodward http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/Addressed_to_the_Stars_1995/JoshWoodward-AttS-06-TheNest_1387 CC BY http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/Addressed_to_the_Stars_1995/JoshWoodward-MyFavoriteRegret-NoVox_1975 CC BY Made 2 Hack: http://www.made2hack.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/made2hack Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/made2hack Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/made2hack Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/made2hack Tumblr: https://made2hack.tumblr.com Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/member/made2hack Google+: https://www.google.com/+Made2hack Hackaday.io: https://hackaday.io/made2hacks Made 2 Hack Amazon Store: http://amzn.to/2k82LD4
Views: 1161 Made 2 Hack
Acetylene lamp on fire.
 
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Rudge Club Meeting. Teds 'burn the pub down' demo
Views: 373 humber349
Carbide lamp.wmv
 
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Old fashion lights...
Views: 2542 johnny ljung
Splitting the paraffin flame
 
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This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
Views: 395 Protector Lamp
CarbideLanternPart1 mp4
 
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Fixed up a carbide lantern
Views: 16 Jason McPeak
It is a Japanese oldcarbide lamp
 
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It is a Japanese old calcium carbide lamp. I get it from the uncle of the acquaintance and use it at the time of camping.
Views: 237 mamekanna degozaru
VINTAGE JUSTRITE CARBIDE LAMP 1969
 
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eBay offering
Views: 358 Roger Harris