Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Good Old Days

So much more fun.

In the late 1940s and 1950s, chemistry sets entered the atomic age. Gilbert offered an “Atomic Energy Lab” that came with “radioactive ores” and a Geiger counter. A Porter Chemcraft kit had uranium samples and a spinthariscope, a device for viewing radioactive decay. (The humor site last year named toys like this in a list of “The 8 Most Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Toys.”)