Thursday, March 08, 2012

Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Laboratory

So what the crap is this about Iran building nuclear weapons? Another Weapon of Mass Destruction Bullshit? Back in the 1950 as kids we played with atomic energy, I guess if we did that today all hell would break loose.

With the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab you could create a personal Manhattan project. In the years 1951 and 1952, the Atomic Energy Lab set was available for purchase for a whopping $ 50 (a weeks salary for most people).

The set included Uranium of four types. Beta-alpha source, a pure beta source, a gamma source and a cloud chamber with its own short-lived alpha source. The pack also included an electroscope, a geiger counter, a manual, a government manual and a comic book. The government manual was called ” Prospecting for Uranium”.

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