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A glove box Christmas tree

by Alex Wellerstein, published December 25th, 2012

Well, it’s not actually a glove box, but it’s meant to approximate one, I think. Decorating a tree, Hanford-style:

Hanford glove box Christmas tree

The photo was taken at the Hanford Science Center in the 1960s, and was from an exhibit probably meant to illustrate how dextrous the remote-handling equipment was.

But let’s imagine it’s a real glove box, and that the tree is dangerously radioactive. Just for fun, and in the spirit of Christmas cheer. 

Happy Holidays, from Restricted Data!

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3 Responses to “A glove box Christmas tree”

  1. Jacob says:

    Is it a glove box if there are no arms? Or is this called an example of a hot cell?

  2. Paul says:

    It’s just not Christmas, without dangerous radioactivity!

  3. Michael says:

    Looks like a wooden mock-up of a lightly shielded hot cell (note the hole on the roof and the lack of a boot on the manipulator). Is that an old version of the CRL model 7 manipulator?

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