CRT mold [was: HP2648 heartbreak]

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sun Feb 13 09:31:04 2005

On Sat, 12 Feb 2005, Scott Stevens wrote:

> CRT tubes really aren't always as 'dangerous' as people make them out to
> being. Years ago when I was in tech school, and buying TV sets from
> thrift stores to practice troubleshooting on, I regularly had TV CRT
> tubes to dispose of.

I can attest to that. I handle a lot of them these days and have had TVs
fall from up to 6 feet, land on the face or corner, and survive.
Sometimes they don't, but I'm amazed when they do (and glad because I hate
having to do the cleanup).

> The tubes are made of safety glass, in any case. One night in drunken
> student reverie, someone I know lobbed one of my dead sets (a big 25"
> color set) off a third floor balcony onto the yard below. The next
> morning, I retrieved and disposed of the chassis. The glass had
> disappeared, reduced to crumbles and sunk into the grass.

Oh nice. I'm sure people are still suffering unexplained cuts when they
lay out on that part of the grass :)

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