Description

    Science & Technology

    Manhattan 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]


    Estimate: $500 - $700.

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    November
    4th Saturday 2:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    November
    4th Saturday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 72001-72275) - 3:00 PM Central Time, Saturday, November 4, 2017.
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    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Current Bid:
    $300
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