Welcome to CARBIDE & CANNONS
Calcium Carbide is a man made chemical, that when mixed with water, releases a highly combustible and explosive gas, commonly called acetylene gas. This gas was found useful for many uses, inluding the fuel for lamps, welding gas, and any use requiring a very fast combustion, such as toy and hobby cannons, and is even used in large cannons to produce very loud booming noises, and shock waves.
We sell the finest USA made calcium carbide, available in three grades:
1. 14ND which is the consistency of ground coffee, and is typical used in toy or model cannons.
2. Miner's or lamp grade which is the consistency of pea gravel, and is used in carbide lamps, or any other carbide device where a slower release of acetylene gas is preferred.
3. Nut grade which is larger yet in size, and can be as large as 1 1/4" diameter rocks. This grade can be used in larger lamps, and agricultural use such as pineapple growing.
We sell two lines of cannons. The first is a well established line of cast iron cannons from the Conestoga cannon company, called Big Bang cannons. We are a dealer for these cannons, and can sell these to you at a much reduced cost from normal retail pricing.
The second is our own line of breech loading cannons called BOOMER CANNONS. These cannons give you more bang for your buck over the Big Bang cannons.
All grades of Calcium Carbide are now available in quantity discounts that we call SUPER SAVERS. Click on CALCIUM CARBIDE SUPER SAVERS in the menu at the left of this page, under the heading categories.
You do not need a Paypal account to order. Paypal runs your credit card just like anywhere else. You also have the option to pay by check or money order when you go through the checkout process.
Canadian customers cannot order through this website, but you can still buy from us, please click on shipping info for details.