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Author Topic: Whisky Tumblers - Uranium and Coloured  (Read 2090 times)

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Offline Leni

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Re: Whisky Tumblers - Uranium and Coloured
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2008, 10:59:16 AM »
Were Empoli also using uranium glass into the '60's and '70's then?  I thought it was only the Scandinavians who continued using uranium for so long, because they used the 'closed cabinet' method, while most places changed to using other salts because of the dangers to glass workers in handling uranium  :huh:
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Re: Whisky Tumblers - Uranium and Coloured
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2008, 11:03:18 AM »
Hello everyone,
Thanks very much for the comments.
You're saying these were made in the Empoli region of Italy in the late 1960s/early 1970s? Is that right?

Would the Uranium glass be of any significance? or is the neodymium the important part of this set.
Sharon

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Offline paradisetrader

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Re: Whisky Tumblers - Uranium and Coloured
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2008, 03:20:04 PM »
One of the previous topics about these tumblers is here:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,4692.0.html
I believe there was at least one other but that's all I can find.

Well done Ivo
It's good to have these identified at last.
Pete

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Re: Whisky Tumblers - Uranium and Coloured
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2008, 04:26:39 PM »
In response to Leni's question - there's lots of 1960s/1970 Murano uranium stuff around, so why not mainland Italy.

To Sharon Neodymium and uranium glass both have their collectors, as does Italian glass, so who can judge the relative merits

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