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Items starting with C

Calcium Carbide & Carbide Can

Calcium Carbide & Carbide Can

Calcium carbide is used in carbide lamps, in which water drips on the carbide and the acetylene formed is ignited. These lamps were usable but dangerous in coal mines, where the presence of the flammable gas methane made them a serious hazard. 

Combination Powder Jug & Squib Box

Combination Powder Jug & Squib Box

Squib - "detonator" / fuse used to put off the black powder (loose or stick)

Powder Jug - Used for carrying explosives into the mines

Carbide Lamp

Carbide Lamp

Carbide lamps, or acetylene gas lamps, are simple lamps that produce and burn acetylene (C2H2) which is created by the reaction of calcium carbide (CaC2) with water.

Location

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P.O. Box 248
961 Forest Street
Coalport, PA 16627   

Contact

phone  (814) 672-4378 
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Hours

Tues & Wed  10am - 4pm
Thurs 12pm - 8pm
Fri 9am - 12pm
Sun 1pm - 4pm