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Offline joewol

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scientific glass ?
« on: February 04, 2013, 08:51:07 PM »

hi guys
i have these pair of what i believe to be some sort of scientific glass vases ? they are identical and have a lozenge shape with four dots on the bottom of the front and on the back there is a no18 and a star cut base
any thoughts?
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joe

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Re: scientific glass ?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 11:21:06 AM »
Hi Joe  :)
I can't see how it would be for a lab in any way at all - lab glass does not tend to have any decoration on it, beyond measuring marks. I suppose it could be used as a specimen jar, but the decorated base part might occlude viewing.
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Re: scientific glass ?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 11:48:14 AM »

To be honest i wasnt sure what they are used for so i guessed i didnt think they were vases or glasses for spirits etc and ran out of ideas?
is it possible they are just decoration or would theyhave a practical use?

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Re: scientific glass ?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 12:01:19 PM »
They may have been sold containing food or something and designed to be kept for reuse. The 18 is either the height (you haven't given dimensions) or the number of the machine that produced them. The base is not cut.

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