Radium Ore Revigator

Radium Ore Revigator

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Description
Ceramic jar with uranium and radium in the liner. In use, the jar would be filled with water and left overnight, and the irradiated water would be consumed the next day. The inscription on this example reads “THE / RADIUM ORE REVIGATOR CO. / 260 CALIFORNIA ST. / SAN FRANCISCO, CA.” That on the lid reads “REVIGATOR / RADIUM ORE / PATS 7-16-18”
Ref: Advertisement for the Radium Ore Revigator Co. in Los Angeles Times (June 16, 1925), p. A7.
Advertisement for “Radium Jars / Thomas” in Los Angeles Times (Dec. 10, 1924), p. A8
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medication jar
x-ray equipment
patent date
16-07-1912
Measurements
overall: 31 cm x 33 cm; 12 7/32 in x 13 in
overall: 12 in x 9 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 23.495 cm
ID Number
1978.0435.122
accession number
1978.0435
catalog number
1978.0435.122
collector/donor number
3700
Credit Line
Gift of the American College of Radiology
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National Museum of American History
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