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Author Topic: Any info on uranium glass piano insulators  (Read 2150 times)

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Offline bungie60

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Any info on uranium glass piano insulators
« on: September 24, 2008, 10:01:05 PM »
I think this is a piano insulator it is quite a substantial piece of glass measuring 2" high and 3 3/4" widest point.The top opening 2", and the base opening 2 3/8", Depth of indentation 1". weighing 700 gms. Please follow link for photo's
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-10805

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Re: Any info on uranium glass piano insulators
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008, 09:20:00 AM »
Possibly to be used when playing Stravinsky  ;)

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Re: Any info on uranium glass piano insulators
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008, 07:51:38 PM »
It is a piano insulator. What colour is it in normal light?

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Re: Any info on uranium glass piano insulators
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 08:14:16 PM »
bought glassy insulators in Sicily! photos to follow soon  ;D
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Re: Any info on uranium glass piano insulators
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008, 11:27:44 AM »
The colour in day light Frank is a deep vibrant lime green really picks up the UV light from the sun well, the photographs give a good representation of the true colour

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Re: Any info on uranium glass piano insulators
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008, 11:30:36 AM »
Sorry Christine didn't mean to call you Frank ;D

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Re: Any info on uranium glass piano insulators
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008, 12:54:35 PM »
Thought it might be  ;D i've got one of those too. I think they might (note the might) be Sowerby and pattern 2049.

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Re: Any info on uranium glass piano insulators
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2008, 12:06:00 AM »
Thomas Kidd and Co., Manchester :mrgreen:

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Re: Any info on uranium glass piano insulators
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2008, 06:33:11 AM »
Where did you find that piece of info? They are certainly very similar to the Sowerby 2049 in the 1927 catalogue, but it's difficult to tell from the sketch.

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Re: Any info on uranium glass piano insulators
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008, 02:36:00 PM »
I just remember reading somewhere that they were a producer of piano insulators. might have been pressed in time site. Yes just looked  http://www.pressedintime.com/others.htm  just thought it might be an option. but saying that could be any body, process of elimination.

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