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Offline Tami

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new uranium glass
« on: February 05, 2007, 01:52:13 PM »


Is uranium still being used in new "glow" clothing buttons currently being manufactured in the Czech Republic?  If not, what other material would be used to make this buttons glow under a black light?  Thanks, Tami

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Re: new uranium glass
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2007, 02:55:59 PM »
I know uranium glass is still being made and produced. Dave (mrvaselineglass) Peterson submitted an article on here some time ago about some new glass he'd purchased. I'll see if I can find it...
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Re: new uranium glass
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007, 02:57:30 PM »
Fenton use uranium to colour their glass. Summit Art Glass used to use it before they folded recently. I understand that its use is strictly controlled, of course, but it certainly is in use today.

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Re: new uranium glass
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007, 07:06:54 PM »
Jack Loranger in the USA still makes uranium glass items... http://www.hotglass.cc/

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Re: new uranium glass
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007, 07:45:22 PM »
I have seen modern cheap French glassware with a fluorescent green coating on clear glass that actually glows bright green under a UV light and there is all sorts of UV reactive jewellery for disco wear. BUT I would doubt that any of them contain uranium, it's too expensive. I would guesss your buttons don't contain uranium either

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Re: new uranium glass
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007, 07:47:05 PM »
Desna show pieces in Uranium yellow in their current online catalogue:
http://www.desna-glass.cz/pages/en/katalogen.html

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Re: new uranium glass
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007, 07:54:52 PM »
Yes but they're aiming at the collectors market like the Amercian stuff.

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Re: new uranium glass
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007, 08:34:52 PM »
Hi,

I thought it was now illegal to use uranium oxide in glass making in EU countries

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Re: new uranium glass
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2007, 05:31:00 AM »
I'm not sure since when tthat might have been, but a modern item:
http://www.czech100.com/?lang=en&page=icons&id=97
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Re: new uranium glass
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2007, 02:37:57 PM »
See here www.ujp.cz/?id=599&lang=en. Uranium oxide for sale to the glass industry, together with links to users

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