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Thomas Decker
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vasoline glass

Postby Thomas Decker » Sun May 18, 2014 2:12 pm

I have some glass that by a slight chance might be Vaseline glass I can't seem to locate a black light to check it out . I would like to use it in some pod molds and was wondering if there were any hazards I should be aware of either to me or the kiln.

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Re: vasoline glass

Postby Brad Walker » Sun May 18, 2014 2:45 pm

No hazards. The uranium oxide is totally contained.

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Re: vasoline glass

Postby Thomas Decker » Sun May 18, 2014 4:44 pm

THANKS.

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Re: vasoline glass

Postby Judd » Mon May 19, 2014 2:01 pm

My experiments were not pleasing. It fused like float.

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Re: vasoline glass

Postby Greg Rawls » Tue May 20, 2014 7:41 am

What is vasoline glass?
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Re: vasoline glass

Postby Brad Walker » Tue May 20, 2014 8:33 am

Greg Rawls wrote:What is vasoline glass?


Also, known as uranium glass, it's glass that is made with a small amount of uranium oxide. That makes it glow under a black light. It was really popular around the 30's, but stopped being widely made after WWII, when uranium was used for other things. :)

Today you mostly find it in some boro (for pipes) and marbles (glow in the dark). There was a company making some for fusing a few years ago, but I don't know if they're still around.

Called Vaseline glass because that's the color.


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