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Hobbit

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Carbide lamps
« on: November 25, 2015, 10:36:45 pm »
Hey any of you guys and girls out there know anything about these old Carbide / Acetylene lamps. I have just bought this beauty and was thinking about converting it to run LED but it seems to be all there and the mirror inside is perfect so may be kinda cool to fire it up and use how it was designed 100 years ago.... only thing is I have absolutely no idea how they work....

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Re: Carbide lamps
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 02:59:56 pm »
Well its on the bike just need to figure how to make it work now....

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Re: Carbide lamps
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2015, 08:23:29 pm »
Looks fantastic! Told you Go and see Sooty!!

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Re: Carbide lamps
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2015, 11:05:13 am »
You did , looks like a trip to Aycliffe coming up then... :P

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Re: Carbide lamps
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 03:18:24 pm »
That sir is a lovely thing.

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Re: Carbide lamps
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 04:20:47 pm »
So it seems that you get some calcium carbide crystals, these sit in the bottom. Add water to the reservoir on top and let the water drop onto the crystals. This then produces acetylene gas which comes up through the pilot light. Add a match and hey presto you have a light. Need to get a couple of new gaskets and we should be up and running.

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Re: Carbide lamps
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 09:53:35 pm »
Let there be light!

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Re: Carbide lamps
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2016, 10:12:30 pm »
Wow, I love it.