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just got this jar. never saw this color.is it real.
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Jars were used over and over so it should have obvious signs of wear on the base. If it looks brand new, it probably is. You may have a nice one though but it’s too difficult to tell from one photo.
 

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Somewhere, I have a pint, amber, "fruit jar" from the 1930s or so but doubt it was an Atlas. I do remember it was used in a medical mode to store clean bandages, etc. Maybe put out by J + J in connection with the Red Cross.

Two questions. How does one irradiate the pictured jar with the bail still intact? Secondly, is it possible to get colors other than purple?? (Be gentle, old guy here. ;)) Thx.
 

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Pretty sure this one is irradiated. Manganese used to be added, which would eventually turn pinkish to purple depending on the amount. Selenium was then used and would usually turn a "motor oil" amber when irradiated. There may have been other additives after that.
 
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Perhaps after taking that 1 pill with every vitamin in it daily, we should be slightly wary of the dental X-ray machine. :)
 
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