Sunday, 20 October 2013

Lillicrap's Hone

A few weeks ago, we were lucky to receive a Lillicrap's Hone from a couple who had found it whilst cleaning out an old house in Mossburn.

The hone was still in its original box and was used for sharpening razors. It's made of uranium glass which means it contains uranium and has a low level of radioactivity.

We put it under a blacklight (or UV light), and were amazed at its phosphorescent characteristics.

The next test is to see how radioactive it is. Anyone have a Geiger counter?

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