My Geiger Counter

Sears Tower Ray-O-Vac Model 6157 from 1955.

Sears 6157 Geiger Counter

Many years ago, while sifting through all the junk at a local thrift store, I came upon this Geiger counter. Having grown up in the Nuclear age, where as an elementary school student we would have these endless drills in case of an attack, this item piqued my interest.

Maybe it still works, I’ll put a pair of fresh D cell batteries in it this weekend and try it out. I’ll either stand near our microwave, or find the nearest cell tower to see if I can get a reading.

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve of destruction