... safe, exciting, real !

  • Skip Goforth 5y

    I spent so many blissful hours with my chemistry set in those days.
    The chemicals we used would be occasion to call in the Haz-Mat teams now!
  • James Vaughan PRO 5y

    ... 911, SWAT, Hazmat and ship the kid to Gitmo for a little waterboarding.
  • maria PRO 5y

    Being a girl and my mother having very different ideas, chemistry sets were off limits--so my grandmother bought me a "deluxe set" and kept it hidden at her house!
  • Jim Swanson PRO 5y

    In the 1950s, all the chemicals needed to make black powder and many other pyrotechnic compounds could be ordered through the mail. I used to save up my allowance money (except what I spent on comic books) and order from a company in Wisconsin. The chemicals came in cardboard cannisters. You could also buy spools of waterproof fuse, like the fuse on a cherry bomb.
  • Mayrock . . . 5y

    Everything you need for a homemade Chernobyl with Chemcraft!
  • Hello Chicago 5y

    What was in this chem set that had anything to do with atomic energy?
  • zippythesimshead PRO 5y

    safe and exciting?
    I don't think those two words go together
  • Hello Chicago 5y

    This is how Billy became Dr. Jekell and Mr. Hyde.
  • Ray 5y

    Safe was for Mom and exciting for the kid .
    mcudeque : your grandma rocked , so cool .
    Back when we could blow stuff up , and people just said aww it's just kids . All those opportunities and I never thought about trying to hurt someone .
  • Rob Wyatt 5y

    There was always some kid who would just start mixing stuff and end up with the fire dept out front.
  • Tim and Daisy Odell 5y

    I saw one of these for sale at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. They wanted like $60 for it.

    There's a little tube containing a mildly radioactive mesh. You could use it like a light source to make silhouettes of things on some film provided.
  • Hello Chicago 5y

    You would never see that in a modern chem kit.
  • Synctopia 5y

    I miss the good ol' days when I could make nuclear weapons with my chemistry set.
  • cranbrookman 5y

    *This set not available in Iran.
  • Ray 5y

    I'm looking for the cold fusion version .
  • Era: '51 Gone to Ipernity 4y

    Aw, this is for lightweights.
    THIS is how it's done -
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_boyscout
  • Hello Chicago 4y

  • Rick Brewster 2y

    Hello Chicago I realize this is ancient history but I had a chemcraft set very similar to the one illustrated in the mid to late 1950's and it came with a strip of cardboard approx. 3/8" by 1" coated with radium salts. I used the sample for a science fair project.
  • Hello Chicago 2y

    Rick Brewster I entered sciences fairs too. How did you use the radium in your project?
  • Skip Goforth 2y

    mcudeque,that's a beautiful story. I'm glad you got to have fun too. Go grandma!
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