Antique WWII luminous disks

Overview of Luminous Disks:

We have sold several of these very collectible antique disks from WWII. The disks were worn on the helmet of paratroops during the Normandy jump. At the time, these disks glowed in the dark. The Radium has long since “burned out” the Zinc Sulfide, however as the half-life of Radium is 1600 years, these disks remain essentially as active as when they were made in the 1943. They glow brightly under UV light. Incredibly, when viewed in total darkness, these disks still emit a very faint eery bluish glow - even without exposure to UV.

Note on safe handling of these disks: There is a substantial amount of Radium 226 in each disk. While these disks are literally built like a tank for war, they should not be tampered with or opened as this would create a hazardous situation in which the Ra-226 could be ingested, absorbed through minor skin abrasions or inhaled. When handling, gloves should be worn. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

WWII Luminous Disk





WWII Luminous Disk with Original Pouch

Description: These authentic WWII Luminous disks are in very condition and are very hot. While these have been used in war, we have several with almost no corrosion and the original pouch (pouches all have stains). A true collectors antique from WWII. Digital copy of original patent included. A representative disk with pouch is shown above. We have other disks without the pouch, and with more evidence of corrosion however all are intact and equally active. We are selling these disks without the pouch for $400 each (please contact us for more information).

Note: Limited supply

Price of WWII Luminous Disk with pouch similar to one shown above: $450. Shipping: $15 within the US. 

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