Antique Carbide Miners Lamp

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Antique Carbide Miners Lamp

Antique Carbide Miners Lamp high quality game ready 3D model, Available in low and high poly blender and FBX format. High poly version is subdivision ready, PBR 4k textures consisting of base color, Alpha, Displacement, Metallic, Normal and Roughness painted in substance painter. This product includes a Blender file, FBX exports, PBR material, info text and poster of product.


A Carbide lamp or acetylene gas lamp is a simple lamp that produces and burns acetylene (C2H2), which is created by the reaction of calcium carbide (CaC2) with water (H2O). 

Acetylene gas lamps were used to illuminate buildings, as lighthouse beacons, and as headlights on motor-cars and bicycles. Portable acetylene gas lamps, worn on the hat or carried by hand, were widely used in mining in the early twentieth century. They are still employed by cavers, hunters, and cataphiles.


Lighting System: 

Carbide lighting was used in rural and urban areas of the United States which were not served by electrification. Its use began shortly after 1900 and continued past 1950. Calcium carbide pellets were placed in a container outside the home, with water piped to the container and allowed to drip on the pellets releasing acetylene. This gas was piped to light fixtures inside the house, where it was burned, creating a very bright flame. Carbide lighting was inexpensive but was prone to gas leaks and explosions.


Early caving enthusiasts, not yet having the advantage of light-weight electrical illumination, introduced the carbide lamp to their hobby. While increasingly replaced by more modern choices, a substantial percentage of cavers still use this method.


  1. Objects: 9
  2. Vertices: 10255
  3. Edges: 20449
  4. Faces: 10200
  5. Triangles: 45
  6. Quad: 10155
  7. Total triangles: 20396
  8. Material: 1
  9. Textures Format: exr

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Published 24 days ago
Blender Version 4.0
Render Engine Used Cycles
Misc Data Uvs-Unwrapped, Low-High-Resolution, Normal-Mapped, Textured
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