#RevoHistory with @kentfrankovich: Look familiar? Around 1896 the...

#RevoHistory with @kentfrankovich:

Look familiar? Around 1896 the first Carbide Lamps for bicycles became available, and were a rather innovative lighting system for their day. Small stones of Calcium Carbide would reside in a small container at the bottom of the light, with a small bulb of water contained above it. A small thumb screw at the top allowed for a controlled drip of water onto the Calcium Carbide, which reacts to produce highly flammable Acetylene Gas that was then piped into the lens assembly in the front where it’s burned, creating a bright, white, wind and rainproof light. While the method has become much more simple, a handlebar mounted light is older than your grandparents… (at Revo HQ)