Gilbert U238 Atomic Energy Lab Kit (1950s)

Now, this sounds both cool and scary: it comes with four types of Uranium ore, a Geiger counter, and a booklet on “prospecting for Uranium”. There’s Uranium in them thar hills!

Just noticed the text on the box: “Exciting! Safe!”.. ish!

Its not quite as scary as the descrption of an X ray tube in one of my Dad’s old “experiments for boys” books; the one that advises not playing it on the skin for too long as it causes a mysterious red rash.

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