Science & TechnologyManhattan Project Glass
Manhattan Project Hanford Site
Southeastern Washington, USA
This massive "block" of Manhattan Project Glass, earmarked for the Hanford Site, where the Plutonium for the first nuclear bomb was manufactured, consists of dense, bright yellow, Leaded material that was designed to insulate workers from the radiation associated with the development and testing associated with the first atomic bomb. There is really no other material like this, and its rarity gives this real value in terms of historical scientific importance. This extremely heavy block, with one odd flattened edge, has a water clear transparency and sort of "glows" in the light. This historical remnant has substantial density.
Overall Measurements: 2.82 x 2.68 x 2.51 inches (7.17 x 6.80 x 6.37 cm)
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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