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Innocent ExperimentsChildhood and the Culture of Public Science in the United States$
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Rebecca Onion

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469629476

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629476.001.0001

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Science in the Basement

Science in the Basement

Selling the Home Lab in the Interwar Years

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Innocent Experiments

Rebecca Onion

University of North Carolina Press

Companies selling chemistry sets expanded their offerings greatly in the years between World War I and World War II. In their marketing materials, the box design of the sets themselves, and the manuals included in the sets, companies articulated a vision of home science as a project pursued by boys in small groups, away from their mothers and sisters.

Keywords:   Chemistry sets, Chemistry in the United States, Marketing of toys

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