Cardboard box with color printing shows boys and girls engaged in household chemistry: cleaning and polishing metals, "chemistry magic," stain removal and laundry tasks. Inside, blue-labeled vials of chemical samples are arranged in a paper tray, along with test tubes and paper packets of additives.
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 1950s were girls considered an appropriate market.
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