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All I want for Christmas is a Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab
Who says kids toys these days are more fun than in 1950

 4:03 am on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

The U-238 Atomic Energy lab was a chemistry set that was sold in 1950-1951 by the famous Gilbert Company of the erector set fame. The complete set is shown at the following url.


Yes things were much more fun back in the days before toy makers had lawyers on staff :) Sorry Lawman !



 6:00 am on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Pretty cool.


 10:31 am on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

U.S. had an enormous headstart regarding atomic energy.

Exactly what did they do with it?


 10:32 am on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

looks like a lot of fun!

i never grew out of meccano :o)


 1:15 pm on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Oh, now I know where the mouse originated from. Look at that deionizer. Then look at the picture inside the box. Look familiar? ;)


 7:16 pm on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

In more modern times, this happened:



 7:55 pm on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

slightly OT but related: When I was a kid I loooved LEGOs. Building things with all those blocks was fun. Today, LEGO has fully functional and programmable robotics kit - LEGO Mindstorms! Couple of more years and my kids will be big enough so that I can play with this..... errr, I mean they can play with it :)



 6:16 pm on Dec 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

I keep trying to convince my wife I need a lego mindstorm kit, and she keeps balking.

Oddly, she has no problem with my rocketry addiction. Go figure.

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