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post #21 of 28 Old 02-25-2012, 09:02 PM
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is it one of those glass tubes they stored the ripley/alien hybrids in the laboratory?.

It's all fun and games until someone loses the Walnut.
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post #22 of 28 Old 02-25-2012, 09:03 PM
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I'm glad to see the wife getting involved...
Hey, she's the one with the engineering degree.... now she's saying it was part of an early battery.

And for my next guess I'll go with chemical storage (top removed) that could be sealed against air and humidity,.

By the way, you made a very attractive base. Compliments their decor nice, too.
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How bout a hint? Chemical, industrial, or home use?

Something like that.
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Hey, she's the one with the engineering degree.... now she's saying it was part of an early battery.

And for my next guess I'll go with chemical storage (top removed) that could be sealed against air and humidity,.

By the way, you made a very attractive base. Compliments their decor nice, too.
I want to talk to your wife because she is correct!!!!!
It's an early battery before they were in the sealed boxes that we now use.
She's the winner !!!...she can collect her gift at the door.

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Whoo hooo~

She says she just wants to collect the door if it looks as nice as the base you made.
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Thanks.
What size door?

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My friends asked me to make a base for this piece of glass they want to use as a vase.






I know what it was originally used as ...any guesses??

It's approx 11" tall x 9" long x 3" wide

I had a bunch of them.
They are old first generation Glass Shells for old school lead acid batteries. I had a home in northern Maine that was the first electrified home in the state and in the cellar were banks and banks of them.
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The glass vessel is pretty cool. I've never seen one like it, nor would I have ever guessed that it was once the housing for a battery. I like the base you made. It seems quite appropriate and well made.
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