P. Aloysius Regnad's Blog – March 2021 Archive (1)

Steampunk and the carbide lamp. (As a prop, and a genuinely useful item.)

      OK, first off, I will shamelessly point out that putting "Steampunk" as the first word of the title simply gets more attention.  Now on to the carbide lamp.

      I used to think these things had been around for ages, but it turns out that these lamps did not come into general use until the very last years of the 19th century.  (They were used primarily by miners, and cave explorers, as well…

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Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on March 31, 2021 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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