Gilbert Microscope and Lab set #13074

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Gilbert Microscope and Lab set #13074

Description

The Porter Chemical Company and the A. C. Gilbert Company began making chemistry laboratory kits in the early 20th century. They were originally marked as educational toys for boys, as a first step towards a career in medicine and science. Most children in America owned a chemistry set when they reached the height of their popularity in the mid-1950s.

This microscope set was created by the A.C. Gilbert Company in New Haven CT. Included in the Steele box would have been instructions, chemicals, test tubes, slides and various other tools used to conduct experiments along with an electric microscope. As part of the collection of objects only the microscope, eyedropper, tweezers, and a few slides remain. This model had zoom options of 75, 200, and 500 and the availability of rotating 180 degrees. It also had a 2 position lighting system for optimal viewing.

Information provided by http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/collections/collection-items/artifacts/gilbert-chemistry-experiment-lab-no.-12027.aspx

Source

Dawes County Historical Society Museum, Chadron State College History Harvest, 2014

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Citation

“Gilbert Microscope and Lab set #13074,” History Harvest, accessed April 13, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/537.

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