Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab (1950-1951)

Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab

Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab (1950-1951) featured in the Museum 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.

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