Fun with Radiation!

September 8, 2008

Atomic Energy Lab - Erector Set

Atomic Energy Lab - Erector Set

Like a Meccano set, but with radioactive samples (“completely harmless!”) and a Geiger counter (“find Uranium and get a reward from the US Government!”), the A C Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab was sold to help the young boys of America to get to ahead in science.

I’m guessing early 50’s vintage – and the sort of kit I would have probably wanted. I was always one for electrical and electronic kits -which I think DID help my education, and a chemistry kit, which apart from making a few stinks, bending some glass tubes and growing some crystals, did not really help.

I can’t imagine such a kit of atomic fun being allowed to be sold today. Source: Science leads the way

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One Response to “Fun with Radiation!”

  1. adamdorrell Says:

    Update: For sale, in perfect condition ($8000) – Lot 115: 1951 Complete A.C. Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab (Complete)… http://www.americanmemorabilia.com/Auction_Item.asp?Auction_ID=31568


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