In a Single Spoon… the power of all the world’s radium (May, 1954)
November 2011 was the sixtieth anniversary of cobalt 60 being first used to treat cancer successfully in a Canadian woman.
In a Single Spoon… the power of all the world’s radium
So terrifyingly powerful is Cobalt 60 — radio-active offspring of the atom bomb and great new weapon in the fight against cancer — that a single spoonful produces as much radiation as all the radium in the world.
And Cobalt 60 is but one of many radio-active isotopes, spawned by the Atomic Age, that offer benefits and advances in medicine, industry and agriculture. Realization of these promises depends in part on development of economical and versatile materials for shielding the ffhot” isotopes.
One such material is Mallory 1000 Metal, a high density alloy of tungsten, nickel and copper that has already proved itself a highly effective shield for ”containing” deadly radiation.
Requiring far less space than other shielding materials, Mallory 1000 also is easily machined to almost any size or shape and thus lends itself to a wide range of applications . . . storage containers for isotopes . . . reactor shields . . . oil well loggers . . . medical equipment . . . many kinds of meters and instruments.
Because of its high density and machinability, Mallory 1000 is widely used in gyroscope rotors and in counterbalances where great weight is required in small space.
It is a unique and versatile product—typical of the precision quality of all Mallory products in the fields of electronics, electrochemistry and specialized metallurgy.
Mallory SERVING INDUSTRY WITH THESE PRODUCTS:
Electromechanical • Resistors, Switches, Television Tuners, Vibrators.
Electrochemical • Capacitors, Rectifiers, Mercury Batteries.
Metallurgical • Contacts, Special Metals and Ceramics, Welding Materials.