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Old Town Blue Vintage Pyrex 1972 Cup Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

“Old Town Blue” Pattern Vintage Pyrex Tea Cup, c.1972 – 1982: 17,700 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex mugs/ tea cups in the “Old Town Blue” pattern: The dark blue paint on these mugs tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument):   Lead (Pb): 17,700 +/- 500 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 154 +/- 12 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND […]

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Vintage Pyrex Teacup With Pink Stripe: Positive for 249,700 ppm Lead

Vintage white milk glass “Double Tough” Pyrex teacup, with pink painted stripe. Made in U.S.A. Tested positive for Lead with an XRF Instrument. Pink Stripe: Lead (Pb): 249,700 +/- 19,000 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 12,800 +/- 1,000 ppm Arsenic (As): 14,300 +/- 1,600 ppm Mercury (Hg): ND (non-detect) To learn more about XRF testing, Click Here. […]

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Silver Bordered Vintage China Mug / Tea Cup: 104,700 ppm Lead

Mug with “silver” border (where your lips would go!) It turns out the “silver” is achieved by using Leaded glaze! Inside of cup is 845 ppm lead, “silver” border is 104,700 ppm Lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. I apologize that I did not capture information about the maker or pattern on this […]

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