Radium Chemical Company Lead Pig for Radium Plaques             (ca. 1940s, 1950s)

This is a steel-cased lead shield that was designed to store radium plaques.  I am guessing, based on little more than intuition, that it dates from the 1940s or 1950s. 

The case is 3" x 3" x 3" while the opening in the center for the source is 1" x 1" x 1".  The label on the top of the case reads: " Radium Chemical Company., Inc. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles"

The company catalog describes it as a "Plaque storage box. No. 476.,  1" lead, chrome-plated."

References

Radium Chemical Company Catalog. radium Radon. No date. ca. 1940s, 1950s.

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