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Offline jonchellycain

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Re: Is this Sklo Union?
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2009, 09:29:47 PM »
I didnt know they where UV reactive... just tried mine and my ones not UV reacitve though, so obviously not all of them are
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Re: Is this Sklo Union?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2009, 04:30:03 PM »
Stu it would surprise me if they were uranium, though. Earlier production (pre-war) from these factories in green maybe. What you are almost certainly seeing is a dull green glow best seen in the dark. That is caused by manganese, which was used as a decolorising agent until it became too expensive, yes even in coloured glass.

Uranium gives a knock your socks off bright green in daylight, although it's sometimes hard to see in bright sunlight. Your Bagley Wheatsheaf might have been a better bet. Although all green Bagley does not contain uranium, only older stuff and some ranges are found in both.


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Re: Is this Sklo Union?
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2009, 04:39:27 PM »
Great information Christine, as ever.  :thup:  Thanks for that.

The manganese sounds spot-on, as they don't glow as I imagined uranium would (have still to actually see this ::) :))

Oh well, I will keep on searching.
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Re: Is this Sklo Union?
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2009, 05:14:40 PM »
You'll know when you find it. Took Michelle a while to see the light (the right one)  :24: :24: Just keep waving your torch at green and yellow/green glass


 

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