Radium Ore Revigator

Radium Ore Revigator

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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
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medication jar
x-ray equipment
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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
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Gift of the American College of Radiology
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National Museum of American History
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