Featured is a wonderfully nostalgic piece of green Depression Era glass from Lancaster Glass Company. This soda shop is their pattern number #525 which was called Looking Glass by Hazel Marie Weatherman. It measure 6 5/8 inches tall, 3 5/8 inches at the rim, and about 3 1/4 inches at the base. It made from uranium glass, so it has a great glow under UV light (see photos). This piece is in excellent vintage condition, free from any chips or cracks.
Uranium glass is glass which has had uranium, usually in oxide diuranate form, added to a glass mix before melting for coloration. The proportion usually varies from trace levels to about 2% by weight uranium, although some 20th-century pieces were made with up to 25% uranium. Uranium glass was once made into tableware and household items, but fell out of widespread use when the availability of uranium to most industries was sharply curtailed during the Cold War in the 1940s to 1990s. Most such objects are now considered antiques or retro-era collectibles.
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