I’ve done CPM (counts-per-minute) readings on pretty much all of my radiation sources with the Radalert 50. Below are all my uranium-glass sources. Some are Vaseline glass, some are custard glass, some I’m not sure about, but they all were colored with uranium (or thorium) and so they read on the Geiger counters. They are perfectly safe to have and even to use; the radiation levels they emit are negligible.Most of these are shown in regular light and also in a blacklight, and several were put together on Instagram (thus the odd formatting). Also, I had to make the pictures quite small to fit them the way I wanted, so the resolution may look a little funky on some of them. Anyway, all these and more can be found on my Instagram page, and my Radium Sources and Other Sources posts. Enjoy!
Above: Beads still strung together, and beads that have been taken apart (and are a little bigger than the strung ones). Both from the Czech Republic if I remember correctly.
Above: Custard glass bell; Blue u-glass beds from the Czech Republic.
Above: A bunny dish and a rose dish. I call the rose dish the glass cabbage because when you’re looking at it from across the room, it certainly doesn’t remind you of a rose…
Above: A “Fairy light”; you put a tea-light candle inside and it’s like a little glass lantern or something. To the right, a Vaseline glass cat.
Above: A custard glass… thing. And next to it: “You ever drink Bailey’s from a shoe?”
Above: A Vaseline glass dog, and some Vaseline glass drawer knobs. I actually put one on a cupboard for a while, it’s quite ugly lol.
Above: Vaseline glass elephant, has some kind of glaze on its back that gives it a shiny, multi-color look, almost similar to what you see on Carnival glass. To the right, a “Green paperweight” I picked up at an antique store for just $5!
Above: Some fugly green glasses that barely glow in a blacklight, that I picked up for just $2 a piece at a thrift store. To the right, some yellow glass chunks that, if I remember correctly, came with something I bought online.
Above: Another fugly $2 cup, short with a stem. Right: Yellow cup that may have been colored with Thorium? I’ll run spectrum soon to verify.
Above: Nice salt/pepper shaker set I found at an antique store. Right: One of seven drinking glasses, a little larger than a standard shotglass. Yes I drink from them.
Above: A shotglass set, and to the right a single shotglass. One of the ones from the set has since been KIA, broke when we were washing it (because we use them).
Above: Uranium glass mushroom, and six uranium glass marbles.
Above: Uranium glass swan, and uranium wine glass with a pink stem. This glass was part of a set, but there were several so I didn’t feel bad taking one from it (too expensive to buy the whole set).
And that’s most of my glass pieces as of today (1/6/19), with the exception of a couple Vaseline glass plates I haven’t taken pictures of or anything. Thanks for looking!