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For a few decades, acetylene was the most promising energy source for rural and off-grid situations.  I've made some examples of acetylene's time in … more »

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thelufias (2 years ago)Inappropriate?
Thank you very much
Ockham (2 years ago)Inappropriate?
@Thalek: Yup, that's why I used the word. I had also thought it was a simple reference to acetylene spotlights, because calcium carbide is generally called lime. I also found the distinction via wikipedia, but decided it's close enough for wordplay.
Thalek (2 years ago)Inappropriate?
If you don't already know it, it might amuse you to learn that "limelight" was a similar technology, using an oxyhydrogen flame to heat a column of quicklime (calcium oxide) to brilliant incandescence.

(I confess that I had confused limelight with the old miners' lamps powered by acetylene generated by pouring water on calcium carbonate. Wikipedia set me straight.)

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