This advertisement appeared in Tom Corbett Space Cadet Issue #3 published in 1955.
"It's easy! Now you can find can find URANIUM! Now for the first time an extremely low cost, lightweight GEIGER COUNTER shaped and held like a flashlight!
Openings in case increase the sensitivity of the instrument for Beta rays so that .01% Uranium can be detected in rock! Before selling your land explore for Uranium at this nominal cost. It may be worth millions!
HOW IT WORKS
When you hold the Geiger near URANIUM the built in light flashes rapidly on and off. This in indicates at once radioactive wealth is near! You need no special talent or knowledge to use it. It is very 1ight only 3/4lb rugged and reliable.
HOW COME THIS VALUE
This is a real Geiger Counter, the same kind of scientific instrument which usually sells for $50 to $500. Never before has a genuine Geiger Counter been offered at this low price. ONLY $24.95
THIS IS NO TOY!
It is a sensitive scientific instrument yet A CHILD can use it to find great wealth!"
Maybe it's not such a good idea to be digging up uranium, but it is a nice thought that you can get children to do it for you!