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Author Topic: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4  (Read 204328 times)

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Offline BlueOctopus

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #270 on: October 30, 2019, 08:26:17 PM »
Another hint... with gas you are so near like no one before

And it is a flattened bulb, like an UFO. The stopper is glued

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #271 on: October 30, 2019, 08:35:35 PM »
Is it part of a flowmeter? (something for measuring how much gas passes or is released?)
I'm going to be dreaming about it tonight!  ;D
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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #272 on: October 30, 2019, 08:43:21 PM »
No part of a flowmeter... nice dreams. I guess this is very unik, these sort of glasses did not survive offen.
Onother hint: it is a oneway glass

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #273 on: October 31, 2019, 01:11:45 PM »
All I can come up with is a lid for a large flask (5l size) containing 2l of culture medium and a culture of bacteria for incubation.
But when i did that - I made a stopper out of a large cotton wool ball covered in aluminium foil and tied with string around the neck.

Or on top of something fermenting. I have been dreaming of beige yeasty beery froth bubbling up under it in a large test tube.  ;D ;D
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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #274 on: October 31, 2019, 01:38:36 PM »
No, as I said, when I found it, it had a label. It was just an „ordinary“ flask for selling gas. The label said 99,9999 pure Argon gas. The metal lid is sealed, but on the top it has a small little opening where you can go  through with a gas tight siringe and suck the gas out. Maybe there is still a little bit Argon in  ;D ;D

I think 100 years ago these sort of gas was very costly so you could buy in these small amounts.

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #275 on: October 31, 2019, 01:43:44 PM »
Aaah - something similar to glass balls containing water, for throwing at a fire.
Target balls. More info and some lab stuff in this link.  :)
https://www.ysartglass.com/Moncrieff/JohnMoncrieff.htm

Not terribly effective, they were made under the name Monax who also made lab glass and lighting and domestic crockery.

in my defence,  ;) I didn't know there was any access to the inside of the container - I did think it was completely sealed.
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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #276 on: October 31, 2019, 01:55:41 PM »
You are right, my photo is a bit dizzy where the little entrance is. Hard to see

These target balls are crazy, Asterix would say: the British are a little nuts :o ::)

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #277 on: October 31, 2019, 02:08:51 PM »
The target balls are more Geriatrix.  ;D
Without glass, we wouldn't have science. Prisms, Layden jars and Bell jars were all essential for modern science to begin. 8)
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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #278 on: December 22, 2019, 11:48:44 AM »
Because it's Sunday and I've nothing better to do whilst waiting for the in-laws to arrive, thought I'd share my current coffee table display of textured glass. Couple of Kosta snowball votives, couple of Liskeard, vases, a Whitefriars, a Riihimaki, and a big lump of sommerso Murano whose maker I did identify many years ago, but whom I have now forgotten and can't find the link.

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #279 on: December 22, 2019, 12:58:32 PM »
Like the display, this is our coffee table at the moment  ;D ;D

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