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Re: Verlux/Verlys Help please...
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2013, 08:41:54 PM »
Good evening all, and Happy New Year!

Here is a link to the Gaffer Glass site. http://www.gafferglass.co.uk/technical/uranium.htm The technical info, downloadable as a pdf is worth reading and self explanatory.

Most glassmakers such as myself use pre-melted colours these days. The people who produce these colours used to be in Germany or what is now the Czech republic, but Gaffer Glass in New Zealand are perceived by many as the preeminent colour makers for artists. There are still some European suppliers, Kugler (Friedrich and Schreibler)and  Reichenbach, are notable. Ornela, unfortunately, closed a few years ago, but fortunately, I still have some stock of some of their rarer colours, including some uranium bearing colours.

So far as I am aware, there are no restrictions that limit the use of these colours as they have been pre-melted and to all intents and purposes the uranium is inert, (used in layman's terms and not as a scientific statement) once the colour has been pre-melted. (Nonetheless, when it is in granular form, as with other colours, care should be taken not to inhale or ingest).

While I can't speak for Richard Golding, I think it is safe to say that he uses the same kind of pre-melted colour.

I hope that this clarifies the position. Most people don't produce their own colours.

To an artist such as myself,  it is the colour that matters, not the chemical content, but that it is a personal opinion, which may not be shared by all.

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Re: Verlux/Verlys Help please...
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2013, 10:57:01 AM »
A healthy and happy new year to you Adam,!  :-*
Thank you so much for this clear and concise info - and I agree the colour itself is always of primary ( ;D ) importance - but uranium glass does do fascinating and interesting colour-y things in sunlight.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Verlux/Verlys Help please...
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2013, 05:17:11 PM »
Verrelux or verlux was a trade name used by BSN (Boussois Souchon Neuvesel), making bottles then Youghurt jars that became Danone youghurts and had a factory near Lyons making green , amber and smoke tableware machine made., called Verrelux.
A lot turns up on eBay, especially plates and serving bowls.
A certaine Antoine Ribaud was their Chairman. ( died 2002) see  ( but in French)
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Riboud



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Re: Verlux/Verlys Help please...
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2013, 05:19:55 PM »
Uranium stock, being radioactive has to be notified to a Governement department.
We stopped using it back in the 1990's.
it was used in yellow ashtrays for  Pernod etc.


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Re: Verlux/Verlys Help please...
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2013, 05:26:22 PM »
Quote:

"Uranium stock, being radioactive has to be notified to a Governement department."

I hope this doesn't apply to folk with large collections of uranium glass!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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