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Title: Treasures
Post by: Space Cowgirl on February 22, 2021, 02:00:11 PM
One of my sisters is moving in with me so I've been going through some of the things left from my grandma. So far I've found some ceramics and pottery from the 50s, a uranium glass dish, and a land grant for my great great great grandfather signed by Woodrow Wilson.
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Post by: faded mike on February 22, 2021, 02:12:38 PM
COOL!
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Post by: Crouton on February 22, 2021, 03:52:54 PM
Uranium?
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Post by: Space Cowgirl on February 22, 2021, 03:57:13 PM
Yes! It glows under a black light.
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Post by: faded mike on February 22, 2021, 11:51:50 PM
I'm guessing its pruple or brown...?
Can you tell us more about this dish. I'ts not a tea pot I'm guessing.
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Post by: faded mike on February 23, 2021, 12:02:15 AM
Is it a pedestal?
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Post by: Shifter on February 23, 2021, 04:04:58 AM
I'd guess it glows a cool green

(http://www.ozarksalive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Golden-9.jpg)
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Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on February 23, 2021, 04:36:41 AM
Post a picture SCG!

I love finding cool old treasures.
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Post by: Space Cowgirl on February 23, 2021, 11:04:26 AM
I should post a picture of the ugly, but also interesting, quilt my great grandmother made. It is made of upholstery fabrics, I haven't been able to date the upholstery. I don't know much about fabric, but I think some of it might be from the 40s. Some of it is obviously from the 50s and 60s, because she also used what I think is vinyl. Amazingly, none of the vinyl bits have cracked or peeled.
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Post by: Crouton on February 23, 2021, 11:14:34 AM
I'd like to see a pic of this uranium dish.  I've been reading about these things and I can't see the appeal of it.  There must be better ways to make green dishes than making them radioactive.
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Post by: Shifter on February 23, 2021, 11:31:37 AM
I'd like to see a pic of this uranium dish.  I've been reading about these things and I can't see the appeal of it.  There must be better ways to make green dishes than making them radioactive.

The amount of uranium is apparently really low. I mean, I wouldn't want to eat off it but as a display piece in a cabinet it could look kind of pretty. No one is complaining about marble, travertine or granite floors and benchtops and they pose low level radiation risks too.

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Post by: Space Cowgirl on February 23, 2021, 11:58:27 AM
They used to make all kinds of serving dishes out of uranium glass. It's also called Vaseline glass, sometimes. 
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Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on February 23, 2021, 11:57:17 PM
I'd like to see a pic of this uranium dish.  I've been reading about these things and I can't see the appeal of it.  There must be better ways to make green dishes than making them radioactive.

The amount of uranium is apparently really low. I mean, I wouldn't want to eat off it but as a display piece in a cabinet it could look kind of pretty. No one is complaining about marble, travertine or granite floors and benchtops and they pose low level radiation risks too.

Museum guard in St. Petersburg shouted at me for sitting on the marble floor, told me I won't be able to have babies if I sit on it. Hah! Proved him wrong!
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Post by: markjo on February 24, 2021, 06:36:02 AM
I'd like to see a pic of this uranium dish.  I've been reading about these things and I can't see the appeal of it.  There must be better ways to make green dishes than making them radioactive.

The amount of uranium is apparently really low. I mean, I wouldn't want to eat off it but as a display piece in a cabinet it could look kind of pretty. No one is complaining about marble, travertine or granite floors and benchtops and they pose low level radiation risks too.

Museum guard in St. Petersburg shouted at me for sitting on the marble floor, told me I won't be able to have babies if I sit on it. Hah! Proved him wrong!
Yeah, but just wait until the kids hit puberty and their latent mutant abilities kick in.
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Post by: Space Cowgirl on February 25, 2021, 03:02:45 PM
Today I found my great great aunt's bible. It was given to her in 1927. I have no idea what to do with it.
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Post by: Stash on February 25, 2021, 03:27:03 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/UTGPChX.png)
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Post by: Crouton on February 25, 2021, 03:37:54 PM
I have a book of mormon printed around the 20's or something when it used to say that Native Americans used to be white before their evil ways darkened their skin.
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Post by: Eren on February 25, 2021, 04:03:06 PM
Are you a mormon?
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Post by: Eren on February 25, 2021, 04:04:04 PM
Today I found my great great aunt's bible. It was given to her in 1927. I have no idea what to do with it.

What sort of condition is it in, what version and would you be willing to sell it?
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Post by: Space Cowgirl on February 25, 2021, 04:15:01 PM
Today I found my great great aunt's bible. It was given to her in 1927. I have no idea what to do with it.

What sort of condition is it in, what version and would you be willing to sell it?

It's not in great condition, but when I say I don't know what to do with it, I mean I don't know how to preserve it. It has been on a shelf along with my great grandma's bible and some hymnals for many many years. It's a bit crumbly.
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Post by: Eren on February 25, 2021, 04:16:02 PM
A vacuum sealed bag is the best bet.
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Post by: hoppy on February 28, 2021, 07:39:21 AM
Today I found my great great aunt's bible. It was given to her in 1927. I have no idea what to do with it.
You could try reading it, after all that was the reason it was made.
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Post by: Space Cowgirl on February 28, 2021, 08:29:27 AM
Today I found my great great aunt's bible. It was given to her in 1927. I have no idea what to do with it.
You could try reading it, after all that was the reason it was made.

It will fall apart! I have several others I can read any time.

I just got it out so I could see what kind of bible it is, it says "International Series" and "self pronouncing" (idk what self pronouncing means). The John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia, U.S.A. printed and bound at the International Bible Press. I can't find the year it was printed, and I can only judge it's age by the inscription when it was given to my aunt in 1927. 
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Post by: Stash on February 28, 2021, 08:37:28 AM
Today I found my great great aunt's bible. It was given to her in 1927. I have no idea what to do with it.
You could try reading it, after all that was the reason it was made.

It will fall apart! I have several others I can read any time.

I just got it out so I could see what kind of bible it is, it says "International Series" and "self pronouncing" (idk what self pronouncing means). The John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia, U.S.A. printed and bound at the International Bible Press. I can't find the year it was printed, and I can only judge it's age by the inscription when it was given to my aunt in 1927.

I'm guessing published sometime before 1922 based upon this, if this is the right one:

The Universal self-pronouncing dictionary of the English language :
comprising under one alphabetical arrangement the definition of words... /
based upon the solid foundation laid by Noah Webster and other lexicographers, thoroughly modernized by Charles Morris.

Description

Related Names:   Morris, Charles 1833-1922., Webster, Noah 1758-1843.
Language(s):   English
Published:   Philadelphia : J. C. Winston, c1908.
Physical Description:   xiii, 998 p., [6] p. of plates.


https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007683472
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Post by: Space Cowgirl on February 28, 2021, 09:13:59 AM
Oh cool! It could be 100 years old next year.
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Post by: Stash on February 28, 2021, 10:58:46 AM
Oh cool! It could be 100 years old next year.

Exactly! I'm still not quite clear on what the "self pronouncing" bit refers to. I found this: Self-pronouncing text was used to pronounce names and places mentioned in the Bible, particularly the Old Testament. To accomplish the self-pronouncing feature, the publishers made use of diacritical marks.

Oh, I just found this:

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Post by: Space Cowgirl on February 28, 2021, 11:46:19 AM
Well that's pretty great. That guy sounds like he could be my neighbor, lol.
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Post by: Stash on February 28, 2021, 11:57:41 AM
Well that's pretty great. That guy sounds like he could be my neighbor, lol.

Go knock on his door and show him your book. He'd probably love to see a 100 year old one.
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Post by: Space Cowgirl on February 28, 2021, 03:01:13 PM
I wonder if he'd approve of my grannies writing notes in all their bibles. lol

OH, and also I found another treasure. Before my grandma died she wrote her cornbread recipe on a scrap of paper for me, but then she died and I couldn't find it anywhere. For some reason not being able to find it made me bawl my eyes out. Anyway, I found it yesterday and today I made it.
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Post by: Stash on February 28, 2021, 04:22:53 PM
I wonder if he'd approve of my grannies writing notes in all their bibles. lol

OH, and also I found another treasure. Before my grandma died she wrote her cornbread recipe on a scrap of paper for me, but then she died and I couldn't find it anywhere. For some reason not being able to find it made me bawl my eyes out. Anyway, I found it yesterday and today I made it.

Now that is a great treasure find! From lost tears to found yummy nana cornbread. A banner day.
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Post by: boydster on February 28, 2021, 06:01:00 PM
Was it the best cornbread? (I bet it was, and that's a super awesome thing to have found)
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Post by: JimmyTheCrab on March 01, 2021, 04:03:45 AM
I'd like to see a pic of this uranium dish.  I've been reading about these things and I can't see the appeal of it.  There must be better ways to make green dishes than making them radioactive.

The amount of uranium is apparently really low. I mean, I wouldn't want to eat off it but as a display piece in a cabinet it could look kind of pretty. No one is complaining about marble, travertine or granite floors and benchtops and they pose low level radiation risks too.

Museum guard in St. Petersburg shouted at me for sitting on the marble floor, told me I won't be able to have babies if I sit on it. Hah! Proved him wrong!
You should go back to the Hermitage (or where ever it was) find that guy and wave your baby in his face shouting "Hey, cука, what do you think of this then?!?" 

They appreciate that sort of shit in Russia.  Just make sure you roll your "r"s a lot and look suitably angry about everything.
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Post by: Space Cowgirl on March 01, 2021, 06:18:57 AM
Was it the best cornbread? (I bet it was, and that's a super awesome thing to have found)

It was really good, and it reminded me of my grandma so that made it even better.
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Post by: Crouton on March 01, 2021, 07:02:05 AM
I'd like to see a pic of this uranium dish.  I've been reading about these things and I can't see the appeal of it.  There must be better ways to make green dishes than making them radioactive.

The amount of uranium is apparently really low. I mean, I wouldn't want to eat off it but as a display piece in a cabinet it could look kind of pretty. No one is complaining about marble, travertine or granite floors and benchtops and they pose low level radiation risks too.

Museum guard in St. Petersburg shouted at me for sitting on the marble floor, told me I won't be able to have babies if I sit on it. Hah! Proved him wrong!
You should go back to the Hermitage (or where ever it was) find that guy and wave your baby in his face shouting "Hey, cука, what do you think of this then?!?" 

They appreciate that sort of shit in Russia.  Just make sure you roll your "r"s a lot and look suitably angry about everything.

Decades ago I played a game of Dungeons and Dragons with some of my friends and I named my characters Strom Thurmond who was a wizard and Elfy mcElfington who was an elven ranger.

A few years later I came across the dungeon master bitching and moaning on some forum about my stupid names.  One of the replies to that thread was someone saying that someone(me) stupid enough to name characters that should not be allowed to breed.

Every time I have a new kid I make sure to post to that thread to let them know how I'm making the human race stupider.
Title: Re: Treasures
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on March 01, 2021, 11:53:53 AM
I'd like to see a pic of this uranium dish.  I've been reading about these things and I can't see the appeal of it.  There must be better ways to make green dishes than making them radioactive.

The amount of uranium is apparently really low. I mean, I wouldn't want to eat off it but as a display piece in a cabinet it could look kind of pretty. No one is complaining about marble, travertine or granite floors and benchtops and they pose low level radiation risks too.

Museum guard in St. Petersburg shouted at me for sitting on the marble floor, told me I won't be able to have babies if I sit on it. Hah! Proved him wrong!
You should go back to the Hermitage (or where ever it was) find that guy and wave your baby in his face shouting "Hey, cука, what do you think of this then?!?" 

They appreciate that sort of shit in Russia.  Just make sure you roll your "r"s a lot and look suitably angry about everything.

It was a police museum. I don't think I'd ever find it again.
Title: Re: Treasures
Post by: Space Cowgirl on March 02, 2021, 12:12:37 PM
Treasure or not treasure? I found two of my grandma's duck hunt controllers.
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Post by: boydster on March 02, 2021, 12:47:49 PM
Treasure or not treasure? I found two of my grandma's duck hunt controllers.
TREASURE! I remember playing Duck Hunt with the light gun pressed right up against the TV screen. I can't imagine being as relaxed about that with my kids and my TV as my parents were. But then, those old CRT TV's had super thick glass.
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Post by: JimmyTheCrab on March 02, 2021, 02:00:12 PM
Treasure or not treasure? I found two of my grandma's duck hunt controllers.
I think you know what answer you'll get for that.  Considering this forum is mainly middle aged geeks.
Title: Re: Treasures
Post by: Space Cowgirl on March 02, 2021, 02:06:58 PM
I also found the Duck Hunt game, and another Nintendo console in a freaking drawer I haven't looked in before. So far I think I've found 5 different Nintendo consoles, some of the were the original ones, and a couple were SNES. I found the little Duck Hunt booklet that came with the game. I also found something my great aunt copied, maybe from Nintendo Power, but idk, it is the instructions for a Mario game called Island 3, I think.
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Post by: Stash on March 02, 2021, 02:09:36 PM
I think people collect that NES stuff these days.