Gilbert No. 1 Chemistry Outfit

A.C. Gilbert Company1954

Science History Institute

Science History Institute
Philadelphia, United States

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.


  • Title: Gilbert No. 1 Chemistry Outfit
  • Creator: A.C. Gilbert Company
  • Date Created: 1954
  • Location Created: New Haven, Connecticut
  • Provenance: Science History Institute
  • Type: Chemistry Set
  • Rights: Public Domain Mark 1.0
  • External Link: View our Digital Collections
  • Medium: Cardboard, glass, metal, plastic

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