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Uranium Glass

slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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Looks great. I don't know anything about uranium glass. I wonna know.
By the way I sent you an float on the thread 100% ...Regards Al
Thanks Al. Uranium glass is what it sounds like, it has minuscule amounts of uranium to turn the glass that color (it glows in the dark when hit with a blacklight). Much like bottle makers thatusing gold to turn glass red. Both in very small quantities.
 

WesternPA-collector

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Connellsville, PA
I also picked this salt shaker yesterday on a berm that separates Raritan Bay from a marsh area. It's my first whole piece of uranium glass I've found. It's pretty heavy for its size and I'm shocked it still has the cap on it.
Nice find! They usually don't have the cap anymore. I recently found one too. Not even sure what I'll do with it. But I don't think people threw them away too often. Maybe I can find a replacement cap for mine. It's a Hazel-Atlas.
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slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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Nice find! They usually don't have the cap anymore. I recently found one too. Not even sure what I'll do with it. But I don't think people threw them away too often. Maybe I can find a replacement cap for mine. It's a Hazel-Atlas.
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Nice! My shaker needs a more aggressive cleaning approach, your's looks mint. It amazed me how heavy it was for such a small container. Unfortunately, mine does not have a base marking to trace the manufacturer. But, I must admit, both of our shakers look like cousins.
 

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