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 include an experiment book (in English), a replacement component sheet, two empty glass bottles, four empty glass test tubes, six glass tubes with stoppers (five contain chemicals), five small glass tubes with stoppers (all contain chemicals), two cork stoppers, a metal burner, an enameled evaporating dish, a stack of circular filter paper, two thin L-shaped glass tubes, a test tube brush, wooden clamp, and wooden stand. Chemicals include: tartaric acid, potassium permanganate, iron powder, burnt lime, sodium bicarbonate, bluestone, tannic acid, potassium ferrocyanide, potassium ferricyanide, and ammonium chloride.
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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