Here's an ominous piece of history that can be yours. Back during WWII, during the development of the atomic bomb AKA the Manhattan Project, scientists and engineers needed a window to peer through that was both absolutely clear and able to shield them from intense radiation as they extracted plutonium from fuel rods in the T Plant (221-T) Plutonium Recovery Building in Hanford, Washington. This plutonium would eventually be used in both the Trinity test and the "Fat Man" atomic bomb that was dropped over Nagasaki, Japan. This full-sized Manhattan Project Shield Window is one of those windows.
This massive 54" window weighs 1,700 lbs and is made from a 30% concentration of lead-oxide which gives it its unique yellow tint and ability to block blue and near-UV spectral frequencies and radiation. At $3,400,000, it makes the perfect mega gift for any WWII history buff or if you plan on extracting your own plutonium to power your Delorean Time Machine.
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- A truly exceptional, one-of-a-kind artifact from WWII
- Complete shield window from the Manhattan Project's T-221 Plant in Hanford, Washington is breathtaking to behold
- A FULL-size leaded glass shield window once installed in the T Plant (221-T) Plutonium Recovery Building
- It is stunning and absolutely clear
- The first and largest of 2 production bismuth-phosphate chemical separations plants used to extract plutonium from fuel rods irradiated in the Hanford Site's reactors
- Engineers at Hanford would look through this glass while extracting plutonium for both the Trinity test and the "Fat Man" atomic bomb used over Nagasaki, Japan
- Yellow color of the glass is due to a high concentration of lead-oxide (30%), which blocks blue and near-UV spectral frequencies and gives it its protective qualities
- Only a few complete windows like this exist - this particular window is the largest
- Size: 54" W - 1,700 lbs