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 Post subject: Re: Tea Tray Company Horns & Arsenic-Based Paint
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:57 am 
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When I obtained this one in 2006, I gently cleaned it with Goop/GoJo and waxed it with Johnson's Paste Wax. I would think that a coat of wax would substantially reduce whatever infinitesimally small amount of toxin (if any is indeed present) which might be transferred from horn to hands.

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 Post subject: Re: Tea Tray Company Horns & Arsenic-Based Paint
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:37 pm 
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That is a beautiful horn. Red and green are often a natural combination,. If it were mine, My wife would let me put that one in the living room at Christmas, but I think it looks great any time.


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 Post subject: Re: Tea Tray Company Horns & Arsenic-Based Paint
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:13 pm 
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Django wrote:
That is a beautiful horn. Red and green are often a natural combination,. If it were mine, My wife would let me put that one in the living room at Christmas, but I think it looks great any time.


Thanks - I've always liked the green Tea Tray horns, and I was quite taken with the red roses on this one for the same reason you mentioned. They're a lovely shade of green, and it's great to see one on a Victor as Brandon posted. I could try suggesting this cylinder version be in the living room at Christmas, but I suspect my wife would point out that there are already two phonographs there! (Unfortunately, neither one can accommodate a flower horn.)

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 Post subject: Re: Tea Tray Company Horns & Arsenic-Based Paint
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:59 pm 
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A fascinating short history of hazardous colors...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKfjHTk8KrY

You might want to avoid eating off of your orange Fiesta Ware dishes (uranium), vaseline glass (uranium) or other early versions of Franciscan Ware apple and rose pattern dishes which had a clear lead glaze applied...


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"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Tea Tray Company Horns & Arsenic-Based Paint
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Uranium glass is called 'ouraline' in France. I enjoy drinking absinthe out of an ouraline glass. It glows wonderfully in sunlight, but that's a summer phenomenon. It will be a while before I can appreciate that effect.


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 Post subject: Re: Tea Tray Company Horns & Arsenic-Based Paint
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Curt A wrote:
A fascinating short history of hazardous colors...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKfjHTk8KrY

You might want to avoid eating off of your orange Fiesta Ware dishes (uranium), vaseline glass (uranium) or other early versions of Franciscan Ware apple and rose pattern dishes which had a clear lead glaze applied...



Yep, I have all of those things in my kitchen :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Tea Tray Company Horns & Arsenic-Based Paint
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Sell - run away like the wind from all those toxins and radio-active depression glass before you turn purple :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Tea Tray Company Horns & Arsenic-Based Paint
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briankeith wrote:
Sell - run away like the wind from all those toxins and radio-active depression glass before you turn purple :lol:


Boy, I'll be lucky to make it to 40 with all of this uranium, arsenic, lead, mercury, asbestos, aluminum, formaldehyde, and distilled spirits lurking in every corner. :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Tea Tray Company Horns & Arsenic-Based Paint
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phonogfp wrote:
it's great to see one on a Victor as Brandon posted.


Here's the full photo - I'm the second owner and the machine was purchased from the dealer with this horn installed! I absolutely love it, even if it is slowly killing me... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Tea Tray Company Horns & Arsenic-Based Paint
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:50 am 
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Apple seeds contain relatively large amounts of cyanide. About 200 seeds finely crushed and consumed, can cause death. Really. :)

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/are-apple-seeds-poisonous

However, the same compound responsible (apparently) for this phenomenon -- amygdalin -- is used to create a specific treatment to fight cancer.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/03/04/eating-apple-seeds.aspx

CAUTION: UN-VETTED SOURCES. :D

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