Saturday, June 23, 2007
The Pause That Irradiates
One curious late addition to my radioactive wanderings around eBay: an auction for a radioactive soda water dispenser is now in its final hours:
This is a very rare 1930’s Sparklet Syphon wire wrapped nickel plated soda water bottle. It was manufactured by Sparklets Limited of Great Britain and retailed in the USA by the Sparklets Corporation of New York, was primarily designed to produce carbonated water.... The company also for a brief period at the beginning of the 1930’s sold bulbs containing radon (radium sparklets) that, according to one of the company's advertisements, "provides a constant supply of radioactive water.".... This bottle comes complete with the ultra rare radium sparklet cylinder, which is unfortunately spent.