Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab (1950)

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From ORAU’s collection of Atomic Toys:

This was the most elaborate Atomic Energy educational set ever produced, but it was only only available from 1951 to 1952. Its relatively high price for the time ($50.00) and its sophistication were the explanation Gilbert gave for the set’s short lifespan. Today, it is so highly prized by collectors that a complete set can go for more than 100 times the original price.

It also came with a comic book called “Dagwood Splits the Atom” and a government manual, “Prospecting for Uranium”.

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7 Responses to Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab (1950)

  1. OM says:

    …I’ve always wanted one of these since one of my cousins told me he had one when he was growing up. Atomic energy can be fun, educational *and* safe if it’s done right, and Gilbert always did have a way with science kits like this.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I traded my set for some baseball cards.

  3. michaelportent says:

    Bad ass! However, this just gives me the incredible urge to play Fallout 3 again. Damn Xbox360 is broken though. *sobs*

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have two ounces of Uranium 238 I’m thinking of selling. Any takers?

  5. Latente says:

    Neo: Whoa, deja vu.
    Trinity: What did you just say?
    Neo: Nothing, I just had a little deja vu.
    Trinity: What did you see?
    Cypher: What happened?
    Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it.
    Trinity: How much like it, was it the same cat?
    Neo: Might have been, I’m not sure.
    Morpheus: Switch, Apoc.
    Neo: What is it?
    Trinity: Deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.

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