circa 1960 - circa 1970
Cardboard, paper, polystyrene, plastic, metal, chemicals and rubber
Equipment –25 mm (min. length); 530 mm (max. length); 18 mm (min. height); 150 mm (max. height); 15 mm (min. diameter); 180 mm (max. diameter), Box –385 mm (width); 265 mm (height); 53 mm (depth)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A large cardboard box containing a set of chemistry equipment made by ‘Salters’. (circa 1960 to circa 1970). The lid is in blue and green with 'Chemistry' in white and blue. There is also a coloured photograph of a girl in green T shirt using the equipment and a photograph of Johnny Ball. The words and Johnny Ball photograph are repeated on the two long sides of the lid with words on the shorter two. Inside the cardboard box is a polystyrene block with compartments for various pieces of equipment. In a thin white paper sleeve is a flimsy 33 rpm disc 'entitles Johnny Ball Introduces Science'. Beneath this is a single sheet, folding in three, printed in blue, giving details of 35 experiments. Another single sheet of paper printed in blue being an order for further equipment, this is folded into four. Also two small rectangles of white paper in this compartment. There are ten phials containing - iron filings times two, tartaric acid, ammonium carbonate, sky blue, eriochrome Block T, iron exchange resin, magnesium sulphate, activated charcoal and methyl orange. There are three small and one large test tubes, a metal and bristle bottle brush, three small corks, a square of cork with a rubber backing, six plastic funnels, a glass and rubber pipette and a long handled [spoon]. There is a blue plastic test tube holder for four tubes a black and blue packet containing a perforated sheet of eight white gummed labels and five thin strips of yellow paper Total number of items is 38.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by David Girdler in April 2002.
Makers and roles
Salters , maker