This listing is for the pictured fully functional Baby Ben alarm clock with hands painted using paint containing Ra-226 and a phosphor. Although the hands illuminate under UV light, the phosphorous in the paint has been depleted and the hands no longer continuously glow or scintillate.
Not all Baby Ben clocks contain Ra-226 painted hands.
Seen in the second picture being measured with the GMC-600
Seen in the last picture being measured with the GMC-300E Plus.
Manufactured between 1956 and 1960, this model originally retailed for $7.95.
The pointed lens shape indicates this clock was manufactured before 1961.
Shipped only with USPS Parcel Select Ground (2-8 days), wrapped in plastic, aluminum foil, and bubble wrap in a box big enough to bring the parcel surface activity below the 0.5mR/hr shipping limit.
The buyer must assume responsibility for this item and use it according to its intended purpose. It is illegal to remove the Am-241 sample from the ion chamber. Keep this away from children and store it at least thr feet away from anywhere anyone spends a lot of time.
This listing meets the requirements of NRC 10 CFR 40.22
It also meets U.S.P.S domestic shipping requirements for exempt limited quantities of class 7 materials according to –347.22 “are eligible under 49 CFR to be shipped as excepted packages for limited quantities” and –Exhibit 347.22 Activity Limits– and also –173.435– Table of A1 and A2 values
This item will conform to the USPS shipping restrictions when shipped.
Geiger counter not included.
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