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Carbide Light: The Last Flame in American Mines

During the first quarter of the twentieth century, hundreds of different miner's carbide lamps were patented and used in US mines. 248 pages with over 700 illustrations and color photographs chronicle the gamut of these lamps and their variations.

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Beneath the Surface: Inventors and Marketeers of the Miners' Carbide Light

During the first quarter of the twentieth century, hundreds of different miner's carbide lamps were patented and used in US mines. Seventeen chapters form biographies of the men who invented and sold these fascinating lamps. 205 pages with over 250 illustrations and photographs tell their life stories as well as their context in American history.

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