GILBERT "MASTER CHEMISTRY SET" BOXED 1930s SET WITH LEGS.
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Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM)
11x29.5x6" deep painted wood case contains A.C. Gilbert Co. 1930s set. Case has attached 26.25" tall wooden legs attached for table-like display. Lid has metal fasteners and features illustrated label featuring "Gilbert Chemistry Outfit" text and image of boy w/two test tubes. Case has scattered wear in the form of paint nicks/scratches and lid label has scattered aging/staining w/corner tip wear and .25" piece repaired. Fine overall. Set appears complete w/various cork-stoppered glass vials and wooden canisters, each labeled w/what is inside. Case has painted tin insert tray that reveals additional contents when removed. These include "Gilbert Glass Blowing, Gilbert Chemical Magic, Gilbert - Chemistry, Gilbert Mineralogy" and "Gilbert Chemical Magic" manuals as well as child's detailed science notebook, small envelopes containing material for experiments, magnet, various glass tubes and pipettes, wooden magic wand, glass bottle labeled "Chemistry Alcohol Lamp" and more. Insert tray shows moderate wear w/areas of heavy oxidation from chemical reaction, resulting in small hole and 3" area of missing edge/rim. Tray is Good/VG. Manuals show varying degrees of lt. aging and are VG-VF overall. Some of the wooden canisters have been opened and set appears to have had lt. use. Some chemicals have aged w/some leaking. VG-VF overall. Scarce large set w/original legs. Legs come off/reattach easily and will be removed to facilitate shipping. Barry Lutsky Collection.
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