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Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab
$50 in 1950

Gilbert atomic energy lab

This included a geiger counter, cloud chamber, bits of uranium ore, and other sources of radiation.   If you Google "most dangerous toy", this is likely to pop up. See the YouTube video here .

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Posted by CJ at 8:14 am (PDT) on Sat June 4, 2022   
Nothing wrong with giving a kid some Uranium to play with! We played with Mercury and didn't effect us at all.......

Nothing wrong with giving a kid some Uranium to play with! We played with Mercury and didn't effect us at all.......

Nothing wrong with giving a kid some Uranium to play with! We played with Mercury and didn't effect us at all.......

ROFL
Posted by creeble at 4:07 pm (PST) on Thu February 17, 2022   
$50 in 1950/51!  A pricy toy, even as an educational one ($550 in 2022).

But perhaps the inspiration for a whole generation of nuclear scientists of the 60's.
Posted by Duff at 3:46 pm (PST) on Thu February 17, 2022   
I first encountered this last weekend at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, California, where they had a special exhibit on dangerous toys.  This is also where I discovered Space Jumping Shoes.

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