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Obviously not mine

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Ok I'll give a much easier one this time. Guesses?

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They look like those faintly radioactive "vaselline glass" balls.
 

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They look like those faintly radioactive "vaselline glass" balls.
Never heard of em. Great guess though....shoot they may be...i should get a Geiger Counter.
 

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They look like those faintly radioactive "vaselline glass" balls.
Learn something here everyday.
My Grandmother had a small glass collection and I've only been familiar with the term depression glass. I actually have one of her pieces and a couple came from my ex witch in law that look like one of the lamps pictured.

Now I'm really curious

Thanks Someone else. :beer:

The Glass Manufacturers Gallery​

Vaseline Glass was made by a variety of makers, both during the victorian times and in modern times. The following list tells something about the a few of the makers and their glassware. This list is by no means complete, but just a brief history of a few of the more popular companies to produce Vaseline Glass. We have tried to add a picture under the description of the various glass makers to show some of the patterns made.

 

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They look like antique marbles to me. I can see the air bubbles in them. Ive got some here in a jar just like those.
 

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They look like antique marbles to me. I can see the air bubbles in them. Ive got some here in a jar just like those.
Looks like the marbles we used to call puries.
 

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the swirls came later. I actually have some pre glass ones too, made of clay. I buy all kinds of weird shit at local auctions.
 

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They look like antique marbles to me. I can see the air bubbles in them. Ive got some here in a jar just like those.
They sure do. That was what surprised me when I extricated the first one....(<-a clue!)
 

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the swirls came later. I actually have some pre glass ones too, made of clay. I buy all kinds of weird shit at local auctions.
I love weird shit.
 

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I was replacing a water line a few years ago and dug up an old jar full of em. kids bury all kinds of stuff.
 

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I was replacing a water line a few years ago and dug up an old jar full of em. kids bury all kinds of stuff.
I started to save all of the little funky old things I found on my property here. Actually have found so many app I have a box marked (my address ) antiques. Friggin arkies just threw their trash in the back yard. Makes it hard to determine a garden plot.
 

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old farms are the worst. I find stuff all the time.

I once found a flat rock in the middle of a pasture. There was a bearing, and a set of pliers sitting on it. Been there so long the rock had changed colors from the rust.
 

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old farms are the worst. I find stuff all the time.

I once found a flat rock in the middle of a pasture. There was a bearing, and a set of pliers sitting on it. Been there so long the rock had changed colors from the rust.
Did you recognize the pliers?
 

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I just hacked this up. Fighting a mild upper respitory infection.
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Those things, ben wa's, are way bigger than those........jus sayin'.............

Barry I didnt recognize the pliers, but I checked and they werent mine!
 

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So yes, one of them is steel.
 

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Albendazole is knocking it out in 2 doses.

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Well now another orphan has just joined the family.
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I'm sure feeling warped tonight. Is zat a viral symptom?

Anyway I read the above post and my mind immediately went to this scene:

Oh, you may want to turn the sound down.


Sorry about that.

Carry on.
 

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Krylon uses the steel balls. One of the smaller clear glass ones came from a can of flex-seal.(FYI-in addition to glass/steel balls, empty spray cans have xylene/acetone proof straws/tubes and the steel cylinders have a million possible uses.)

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