RARE URANIUM GLASS SODA SIPHON L'UNION CASTRES
RARE URANIUM GLASS SODA SIPHON L'UNION CASTRES
RARE URANIUM GLASS SODA SIPHON L'UNION CASTRES
RARE URANIUM GLASS SODA SIPHON L'UNION CASTRES
RARE URANIUM GLASS SODA SIPHON L'UNION CASTRES
RARE URANIUM GLASS SODA SIPHON L'UNION CASTRES
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RARE URANIUM GLASS SODA SIPHON L'UNION CASTRES

Unusually, this siphon was made in pale green uranium glass, also known as Vaseline glass. Other noticeable features are the separate foot and the writhen, or twisted, ribbed body.

The front panel has a large, etched design with L'UNION CASTRES.

The metal cap is engraved.

Uranium glass glows under bright light which is a safe chemical (not radioactive) process. It is particularly noticeable under UV light. To make it, very small quantities of uranium powder was added to the glass mix. It's a practice which fell out of favour during the 1950s.

Siphons were used globally in cafes, bars and hotels throughout the 20th century. They were designed to be reusable and tended to have a very hard life.

 

H29.5cm D9cm