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I know what Vaseline Glass is...
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Salmoneye    Posted 04-02-2004 at 10:30:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
'Vaseline' glass is a colour of glass from before WWII...It is the light greenish-yellow glass...It was a popular colour in the late 1800's through the depression...

The colouring was derived from high concentrations of 'Uranium Oxide'...The glass will give up free electrons when exposed to long-wave Ultra Violet light...What this means is that the piece will literally 'fluoresce' when set under a black-light...

Slightly more radioactive than background radiation, but not 'dangerous'...

Uranium oxide supplies were confiscated after the first detonation of the Atom Bomb as the oxide can be purified to weapons grade but it is not easy...

The glass itself can not be used for weapons...

There are now only a handful of companies licensed worldwide to posess the raw oxide for making glass...

Much of the green and yellow 'depression' glass will have at least some uranium content...Much of the clear glasses from 1870-1940 will also as the uranium was used in smaller amounts as a 'brightener' much the way lead was in 'crystal'...You should see my house under black-light...I have windows, oil lamps, depression glass etc, that all glows eerily...



LH    Posted 04-02-2004 at 11:50:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Arent you just special,,,,, a regular teacher pet type lol


I guess...    Posted 04-02-2004 at 11:58:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Or you could take it with the spirit intended...

I was actually trying to explain an issue that 'might' have been worrisome to a few, namely the word 'Uranium'...

You must have missed the thread from a few days back that wondered over a cryptic post...There seemed to be some concern over whether the site might be used for nefarious purposes...

I was simply trying to point out that not all the uses for 'Uranium' were dangerous...

Salmoneye,


LH    Posted 04-02-2004 at 12:08:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was just kiddin ya trying to have alittle fun just like with my reply below about radioactive enema's. BTW sometime I wanna get some hints and advice from ya about your waterfowling experiences, I think Im gonna try and take it up this year I need a new hobby


I'm just...    Posted 04-02-2004 at 12:29:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
A tad overly sensitive today it seems...Been cooped up with The Girl all week nursing Chicken Pox, The Wife has Fridays off and is in bed 'sick', Fern went and set my mood for the day, AND I just sold a gun (that I really didn't 'need' or shoot anymore) and I just hate doing that (seperation anxiety), but it was part of the deal with SWMBO when I bought my new syrup pan...

*sigh*

So cheer me up...

What do you want to know about Ducks? LOL

Salmoneye,



JImpCo    Posted 04-02-2004 at 13:58:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you know why one leg of the duck or geese's flying V is longer than the other?


JimpCo    Posted 04-02-2004 at 13:59:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are more ducks or geese on the longer side.

Thought this might take the edge off.
Have a good one.


~Lenore ;-)    Posted 04-02-2004 at 14:36:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
WOW!
How'd you ever figure that one out?
You continuously amaze me with your wisdom.


dig    Posted 04-02-2004 at 10:40:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bet you're a riot on Halloween. Set up a few blacklights, scare the entire neighborhood


Nope...    Posted 04-02-2004 at 11:22:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Halloween belongs to my Sister Sam...



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