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    • 1972

    Developed in 1972, the HP-35 was Hewlett Packard's first pocket calculator and the first pocket calculator ever to have transcendental functions. Twenty HP engineers spent two years and approximately $1 million…

    • circa 1953

    The Manometric Blood Gas Apparatus was a revision on the original, fairly simple volumetric glass apparatus designed by Dr. Van Slyke in around 1917. The instrument liberated and isolated "the desired gas contained in a…

    • 1938 – 1960

    Green wooden case with textured green paper surface; label on front of case features a young boy looking through a microscope and an enlarged image of a dog flea; metal latch opens double-sided interior. 16 glass test…

    • 1960 – 1969

    White metal case with color graphic of two young boys using the Gilbert microscope set. Case opens on a hinge. Inside, a blue styrofoam tray holds a plastic microscope, an electric plug-in light, an objective lens, a…

    • circa 1996

    Gray plastic (Rubbermaid) container; two panels open to the right and left and snap into place with small protrusions on the raised base platform; platform also has two support sticks that can be rotated outward so…

    • 1940s

    Electric-powered meter with instructions housed in wooden box. Movable components within box: two (2) slide glass filters (1 with red, green, and blue slides; 1 with orange, green, and blue slides); one (1) encasing to…

    • Keystone funnel
    • 2016

    A: Blue plastic funnel with B: cap used to hold filter paper. Funnel is designed to fit on two 2-liter soda bottles (with cap on) or on the top of a jerrycan (without cap).

    In 2016 Dr. Theresa Dankovish's company,…

    • after 1960

    White plastic medicine bottle with safety cap. Bottle contains tablets and original inner seal is intact. White, dark red, and yellow label adhered to bottle reads "Enovid".

    The ubiquitous bottle has a long history.…

    • circa 1964 – 1968

    Used to create silicon ingots for use in the semiconductor industry, this crystal puller consists of two main parts, the furnace and the puller: the furnace is cylindrical and located at the bottom of the instrument, it…

    • 1955

    Cardboard box with removable lid; lime cardboard insert with various indentations and slits for chemicals and tools; on the bottom is a row of six amber glass bottles with lime metallic removable lids houses in…

    • 1957

    Cover features the image of a boy playing with a chemistry set flanked by a man working in an industrial lab; interior has a yellow plastic compartment tray that houses the multiple components of the kit; components…

  1. Circular glass container with black screw cap lid. Container is filled with white ointment. Brown paper label reads "RAY-NOX" in light brown text.

    This early sunscreen, 10-15% PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid or…

  2. Jar of "Poslam" brand anti-itching cream; in plastic shrink wrap.

    • 1950 – 1955

    Wooden case with internal wooden dividers; model pieces are color coded and shape coded, and made of plastic with metal links as bonds. Model pieces can be assembled to create molecular structure for bromine, carbon,…

    • 1983

    Green plastic case with snap lid on front; kit comes with five different types of plastic pieces: 12 multi-colored balls, eight gray "double bonds" pieces, one gray "triple-bonded carbon pairs" rod, and dozens of…

  3. Black finished cylindrical casing with three copper electrodes in a line next to product inscription; nickel knob is raised above the cylinder; outer dial goes from 0-15 (but only three digits are visible through its…

  4. Hexagonal-shaped clear Lexan bottle with a cardboard casing/label; black plastic lid with a dark amber nipple.

    Lexan is a resin thermoplastic discovered by General Electric chemist Dr. Daniel Fox in 1953. It is similar…

    • 1910 – 2007
    • 2008

    Plastic Bayer aspirin bottle, 50 tablet size, contains tablets.

    • Psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid, A Natural Vegetable Powder for Treatment of Constipation
    • before 1985

    White plastic container with white painted screw capped metal lid. The main label is "Metamucil." Extensive descriptive and use information is printed on the container in green. The container is full with original seal…

    • 1985
    • 1910 – 2007

    Plastic Bayer aspirin bottle, 100 tablet size, reads "Genuine Bayer Aspirin, Micro-Thin Coating".

  5. Wooden box with metal instrument inside; instructions attached to top of box; instrument has a gauge and three turnable knobs; space along side has a power source and an electrode that is used for measuring; plaque on…

  6. Irregularly-shaped piece of foam-like silver plastic; pieces of twisted copper wire are holding some portions together; bottom has a wax or glue-like material coating it; some areas have a blackened, charred appearance.

    • 1960 – 1969

    Chemistry sets reached their heyday in the 1950s, but production of them began in the United States during World War I. Playing with a toy chemistry set inspired many a boy to become a chemist, and not until the late…