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Salter Science

Salter Science was brand of science kits sold by Thomas Salter Ltd., a Scotland-based company which manufactured toys and science activity kits for children. Kits included activities with electricity, magnetism and crystal gardens, but the company is probably best known for their chemistry sets.

Thomas Salter Ltd. was founded in London in 1913, moved to Glenrothes, Fife, and closed in 1992.

Chemistry sets from Salter Science included a various number of chemicals, which were numbered, so that the numbers were the same across the sets. Some of the chemicals included were:

  1. Copper Sulfate
  2. Sodium Carbonate
  3. Calcium Oxychloride
  4. Iron Filings
  5. Calcium Hydroxide
  6. Sodium Hydrogen Sulfate
  7. Tartaric Acid
  8. Methyl Orange
  9. Ferrous Sulfate
  10. Ammonium Carbonate
  11. Magnesium Ribbon
  12. Copper Wire
  13. Ammonium Chloride
  14. Sodium Thiosulfate
  15. Sodium Perborate
  16. Cobalt Chloride

Also commonly included were small glass test tubes, a spatula, a funnel, corks, a small bottle brush and a test tube rack. Larger sets also included a methylated spirit burner for heating.


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