Vaseline glass
 n.— «Vaseline glass wasn’t termed as such until 1950 when it had already become a collectible. Prior to that, it was called canary glass or uranium glass, but collectors didn’t think these terms correctly identified it. It was in the 1950s that a collector noted its color was similar to the petroleum jelly of the time and called it Vaseline glass.» —“Glow-in-the-dark glass a lure for night-loving collectors” by Jean McClelland Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.V.) Aug. 21, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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