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    Manhattan Project Glass

    Manhattan Project Glass
    Manhattan Project Hanford Site
    Southeastern Washington, USA

    This exquisite example of Manhattan Project Glass has much to like about it. The classic "electric" lemon yellow hue is well represented in this quite large and aesthetic form. The sizable piece is replete with an array of conchoidal fractures attesting to the glassy nature, as well as giving a sculptural and artistic look to the virtually glowing specimen. Weighing a stout 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), the dense glass has a Lead content of some 70% making it rather heavy but also providing its greatest asset: that of being resistant to radiation which was obviously its main purpose. Manufactured as part of the US war effort during the tumultuous World War II era, this material was designed to insulate facilities and personnel working with Plutonium and other radioactive elements in conjunction with the Manhattan Project being operated using a group of three facilities including the Hanford Site in Washington. Beyond its obvious visible intrigue and quite striking appearance, this is a remnant of American scientific history associated with a time and an event that changed the course of the world forever. This is one substantial piece of a significant, rare material.
    Overall Measurements: 9.00 x 7.00 x 2.75 inches (22.86 x 17.78 x 6.98 cm)
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    April, 2017
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
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