As a caver that started out using a Premiere carbide lamp in the
early 1990's and currently use a Petzl carbide generator "Paint
Burner" lamp, the pure simple beauty of these old lamps is hard to
compare. The warm glow from the carbide flame definitely takes one
back to the time when this country was built on the backs of the
miners, their pickaxes and their shovels. Manually taking the
natural ores that would help to make this country what it is today.
The relatively short history of the carbide lamp was colorful,
filled with both numerous styles of lamps and the colorful
characters that used them.
I simply wish to help preserve this rich history and share it with
others. So to that end I hope that you enjoy this website, dedicated
to the carbide lamp and those that toiled underground with nothing
but its warm glow and a pickaxe...