Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Gee Whiz Pops!

But, Gee whiz Pops, all the really neat kids have a Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab!

The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab was a toy produced between 1950 and 1951. The toy allowed the user to conduct simple experiments with radioactive materials. Kit included;
A Geiger counter
An electroscope
A Wilson cloud chamber
A spinthariscope
Four samples of uranium ore
Pb-210 lead isotope
various other accessories
After only a year of production, the toy was pulled from the market for obvious reasons.


Ol'Buzzard said...

Kids back then were actually interested in science...now it is cell phones.
the Ol'Buzzard

microdot said...

I spent many happy hours with my buddies in the basement performing unsupervised dangerous research with our combined chemistry sets. There were explosions.

Jono said...

I want one! We made fireproof paper and tested it in my friend's bedroom. We were scary kids.