[ RadSafe ] Re: Thorium in gas lamps

parthasarathy k s ksparth at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jun 23 23:05:07 CDT 2006

You can buy thoriated gas mantles in India at the rate of 15 to 16 pieces per US$. A kilogramme of thorium is used to make 720 pieces.

----- Original Message ----
From: alstonchris at netscape.net
To: syd.levine at mindspring.com; radsafe at radlab.nl
Sent: Friday, 23 June, 2006 11:11:14 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Re: Thorium in gas lamps


You have to look for the ones "Made in India."  The thoriated ones Made in USA" probably are mostly gone from the shelves now, but the Indian varieties are likely very competitive on price with the yttriated (?) type now made here.


"Syd H. Levine" <syd.levine at mindspring.com> wrote:
>None, or very, very little in the mantles being sold these days.  For awhile 
>the off-brand ones sold in Wal-Mart and elsewhere still contained Thorium 
>even after it was removed from the Coleman products, but I believe even 
>those have disappeared now.  It's a shame since they made really nice check 
>sources.  They still show up on eBay as check sources from time to time.
>Syd H. Levine
>AnaLog Services, Inc.
>Phone:  (270) 276-5671
>Telefax:  (270) 276-5588
>E-mail:  analog at logwell.com
>Web URL:  www.logwell.com

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