Uranium Glass Detected With The Ranger

Posted on September 2, 2021

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From time to time, we find customers who use our products in exciting and unique ways. Meet Michael at Patriots Antiques. Michael uses the Radiation Alert Ranger® to help detect uranium in antique glassware. Here are some great things he had to say about our instruments:

“Your products have changed how I do business totally.” 
Michael has a thriving eBay account where he resells uranium glass antiques. 

Uranium glass, also known as Vaseline glass, is glass that has uranium added to the mixture during the molten period when color is added. Uranium glass became popular in the mid-19th century, reaching a height of popularity from 1880s to the 1920s.                        Uranium Glass Vase                           Uranium Glass Ashtray


                      Ranger with uranium glass Michael spoke on how he first came to find our Radiation Alert® product line, “I’m a military veteran who worked in electronics with the Coast Guard. I once had the chance to use one of your Ranger Geiger counters in the past and have been fascinated since.”


“I’ve owned other Geiger counters for this hobby… although they function well, the Ranger was so much more ergonomic and easier to navigate with all the functions.” He continued, “It also works the best with the light-up display for my UV pictures!”                                Radiation Alert Ranger

“Within the last few months, I can think of a couple group friends whom I convinced to buy Ranger’s just like me!”

We thank Michael for sharing his story with us. Please check out his Instagram and eBay accounts @partiotsantiques for more photos of uranium glass and our Radiation Alert Ranger® in use!




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