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Offline Lustrousstone

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Uranium glass headlights!
« on: January 07, 2008, 10:49:54 AM »
Here's something I didn't know about. The English is a bit creative but there's plenty of pictures http://uranglass.gooside.com/goldenlight/goldeneng.htm

If anyone spots on in real life let me know!

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Re: Uranium glass headlights!
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 12:46:46 PM »
They pop-up fairly regularly, mostly US ones, sell for 300+ dollars - use 'headlight' when searching
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Re: Uranium glass headlights!
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 01:25:33 PM »
In that case they might have to stay in the US  ;D Thanks Frank

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Re: Uranium glass headlights!
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008, 05:34:07 PM »
I imagined uranium glass lenses with UV lamps when I saw this topic, but these are quite cool.

Also worth reading the photo captions for a bit of suspect translation, but they are using apostrophes correctly ;)

Christine, did you notice the mention of a NOTEK car uranium headlamp, made in Britain? Bottom of page. I have seen NOTEK on eBay before, but not sure whether these were uranium glass.

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... the shorter wavelength of light cut by the power transmission that because the UK is a lot like fog in the country was the right thing
Hmm, I think I know what they mean!
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 06:40:26 PM »
There is likely a specific patent for these. It might even specify uranium glass.
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Re: Uranium glass headlights!
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 06:49:28 PM »
I guess it was the Notek Fogmaster that used the uranium glass. There is a variety of Notek lamps on ebay, including the Roadmaster

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 07:22:58 PM »
There are probably more details on other railroad sites. It is the reflector and not the lens that matters.

http://home.mindspring.com/~railroadimages/goldenglow.htm

Here is one lit up...

http://transit.nerail.org/showpic/?2006062416265420909.jpg
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Re: Uranium glass headlights!
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 07:34:53 AM »
I love the review of Skelcher, The Big Book of Vaseline Glass:-

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Mr. Skelcher of UKAEA(Atomic Energy Agency in UK) explains the history, effect of radiation, and method of radiation measurement..
Of course, all colored vaseline glass photos are shown.
Good for maniac people.

While it is easy to smile at minor mistranslations, you have to admire the JUGCC website and the effort involved in producing it.   I look forward to Dr. Tomabechi and his associates utilising the GMB, and should they read this, I assure them that they would be most welcome.

... and the big bowl of vaseline glass of "EDO KIRIKO" (two layer cut glass of EDO era style), which is probably only one piece in Japan sounds fascinating, but desperately needs illustrating with photographs and further explanation.

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Re: Uranium glass headlights!
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2008, 07:41:06 AM »
Maniac people must be me then. Also seems they are making some uranium glass in Japan

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Re: Uranium glass headlights!
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2008, 09:27:50 AM »
Do you think it's a symptom of us Uranium glass collectors, that we are Manic?  :mrgreen: :chky: 

I wonder if the Japanese use the closed cabinet method used by the Scandinavians when working with Uranium glass, or if they are just less careful for their workers' health and safety?  Hmmmm!  :-\ 
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