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[*] posted on 24-1-2008 at 07:43
a rare specimen to Share with you all.


my latest Element addition, I think it`s beautiful and so I wanted to share it with you all, it`s 5 years away from being 100 years old!



and for scale:



I already have plenty sodium metal, but This... Wow! :o




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[*] posted on 24-1-2008 at 09:19


Is that sample of sodium a foil YT? Id love some sodium for my (very poor) element collection.
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[*] posted on 24-1-2008 at 09:20


Wow! It looks very pure! does the label say "February 1913"?



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[*] posted on 24-1-2008 at 09:28


Where the fuck did you find that? Incredible.



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[*] posted on 24-1-2008 at 09:29


It would seem a German sample would be labeled " Natrium". Maybe it was obtained in Germany and labeled in English? Just curious.
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[*] posted on 24-1-2008 at 09:43


@ DrP; it solid metal you can see close to the bottom of the vial where it`s solid, that foil looking surface is about 1/4 test tube dia thick.

@ Nerro; yes it`s Feb 1913 :)

@ iamthewaffler: ebay :) but Very expensive (worth it though).

@ Mr.Wizard; I have no idea, the picture that you see is exactly as it is.

[Edited on 24-1-2008 by YT2095]




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[*] posted on 24-1-2008 at 10:23


Dr.P a side View for you:





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[*] posted on 24-1-2008 at 11:14
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Absolutely beautiful!



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[*] posted on 24-1-2008 at 11:55


Very nice!



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[*] posted on 24-1-2008 at 12:20


the label doesn`t say February 1913 as I thought, it Does say Germany 1913.
and just above the paper label saying Sodium on the vial "Na" is etched into the glass, you can Just about make this out in the second picture in this thread.

either way, it`s see out 2 World Wars intact!




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[*] posted on 24-1-2008 at 15:26


I was going to buy that on ebay UK, yet it just ended a day or so ago? The post must be very quick in England (never lived there for any period of time, so I wouldn't know!)

Very nice, you got what I wanted but was too worried about shipping to get!




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[*] posted on 25-1-2008 at 01:06


Its a very cool sample - especially with it's history. How much did it cost?
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[*] posted on 25-1-2008 at 01:58


YT, what a fantastic collectors item you have over there. That is the kind of things which is really beautiful. Also very beautiful to know that this metal is almost 100 years old and still so shiny. It at least proves that ampouling in glass (provided it is done properly) is a great way of keeping very sensitive chemicals in good condition.

The shipping also is amazingly fast. I know that seller from other auctions (I also have quite a few things from this guy) and sometimes he is REALLY slow (> 2 months before something is shipped, after sending multiple not always so kind mails). You're a lucky guy ;).




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[*] posted on 25-1-2008 at 07:47


Indeed!

in fact I had no idea it was the same guy that took the best part of 6 months to deliver my potassium carbonate under his old account name.
when you told me I half expected it to BE 100 years old when I received it! :o;)




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