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Offline KevinH

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Re: Scottish? but has a cross of St George cane
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2014, 05:47:12 PM »
A "dark tint" is common in many Paul Ysart weights from the 1930s (& 1940s). Colour of the tint varies but purple is well known - most likely as a result of the manganese (common decolourant) in the glass batch.

Some say that the purple tint is because of too much manganese, and others say it's produced by the action of sunlight on the finished item over time (often called "sun-purpling"). One problem with the "sun-purpling" idea for Paul Ysart weights is the amount, and strength of sunlight in Scotland and the rest of the UK & Eire.

Maybe weights that spent some time holidaying in the southern states of the US could have gained a purple tan that way.
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Re: Scottish? but has a cross of St George cane
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 06:29:06 PM »
Michelle Reader Trotter say's thank's for your help  :)

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Re: Scottish? but has a cross of St George cane
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2014, 06:33:37 PM »
tell mich il gie her a fiver inc postage for it  ;D
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Re: Scottish? but has a cross of St George cane
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2014, 06:46:07 PM »
I will message you with her reply Gary it's more 'colourful' than the weight.

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Re: Scottish? but has a cross of St George cane
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2014, 06:56:38 PM »
surely not more colourful than her homemade dvd though :o
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Re: Scottish? but has a cross of St George cane
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2014, 07:12:21 PM »
Im Back on with great thanks to Anne for helping me sort out my password.
Thanks to everyone who replied and helped ID this weight for me

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Re: Scottish? but has a cross of St George cane
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2014, 09:16:13 PM »
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Hi.  It is not from neodymium. The purple tinge to the glass is from the manganese that many glassmakers added to quench the typical iron green (as in bottles) that you get using pale beach sand.  If you put in too much (which a certain P Ysart did quite often), or expose the glass to too much sunlight, it goes purple.

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Re: Scottish? but has a cross of St George cane
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2014, 09:24:51 PM »
There's no colour change at all either so I knew it wasn't neodymium
Sadly it does have a small bruise at the top and the base is badly finished
Thanks everybody

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Re: Scottish? but has a cross of St George cane
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2014, 06:45:49 PM »
Thanks to everybody who help and gave information on this weight Im now putting a message into the market place as I am selling
many thanks

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Re: Scottish? but has a cross of St George cane
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2014, 03:41:16 PM »
Hi Michelle,

Welcome back to the GMB... It is nice to hear from you again.

Interesting PY weight too.

SophieB

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