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November 19, 2010 AT 3:51 pm

Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab

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Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab via LS

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.

More @ the museum of atomic toys.


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2 Comments

  1. Anyone notice what looks like the model number of the kit at the top of the lid?

  2. Is it just me, or does the kid look like he has a terrible chemical burn on his face? 🙂

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