Revigorette (ca. 1930)
|The Revigorette was a small
bakelite jar lined with uranium ore much like a mini version of a Revigator.
It was intended to hold and enhance the qualities of face cream.
On the bottom it has the following raised text: "Trade mark Re-vigor-ette. Imparts Beautifying Radioactivity to Every Face Cream. The Revigorette Corporation. Revigator Bldg San Francisco USA. Patented Sept. 13, 1927 Des.73430." The patent referred to simply describes the jar's general appearance - it makes no mention of a radioactive lining.
Exposure Rate: ca. 12-15 uR/hr above background at one foot.
Size: Approximately 3.5" tall and 3.5" in diameter at the base.
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