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Irradiated Antique Bottles

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Set of 2 Antique Bottles (one irradiated, one not)

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Antique Purple Bottles vs. Raspberries... How are they similar?
Answer: Both have been irradiated with a Co-60 source.

One of each pair of bottles has recently been irradiated with a Co-60 radioactive source for 48 hours, causing the bottle to change from colorless to purple. Great for demonstrating to students the effect of radiation on a substance such as glass! A Co-60 source is used to irradiate much of our food to reduce the presence of food-borne, disease-causing microbes and parasites. Start a discussion on the current practice of irradiating our food.

Found in an old New Hampshire barn, we believe that these bottles are more than a hundred years old. They may need to be washed with soap and water. Note: these bottles are NOT radioactive! Paired, according to size. Sorry, our bottle supply is very limited - we cannot guarantee any particular style.
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Definently Purple
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As described. Arrived well packaged and quickly.
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Wow, it's purple!
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Wow, it's purple...well, one of them is. The other is not. Had they both been purple, I might have given it a 5. Also, the bottles arrived with no stoppers, so the contents leaked out. ...................................................................................................................................... ....................................**Educational Innovations Responds**................................... ...................................................................................................................................... Gee, Ken, thanks for the review. You may have missed the fact that the bottles are supposed to be different colors. This shows the "before vs. after" effect of the irradiation process. Also, the bottles are intentionally shipped empty. The contents were well over a decade old and probably not up to snuff. E.I. Inc.
Ken

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