The 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.
(I wonder if there was a restriction on countries to which this could be exported?)
New Blog Post: Behind the plastic gates at Wind-up Dreams Studios! Check out the vintage toys, books, records, album covers, and other ephemera used in my photography.