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    Posted 7 months ago

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    I received this for my 7th birthday 60 years ago today. I remember seeing it the store and telling my mother "that's what I want for my birthday". The set is significant to me, because it was my first big boy toy that showed that I had become more responsible and the circumstances then. The set reminds me of my wonderful mother and I performing experiments in that cold kitchen in Oklahoma where we had just moved. My parents had just divorced, but Christmas and my birthday brought some joy being with my mother during a difficult time. Some more Gilbert stuff in the last pick, I recieved the cannister Erector set in the picture that year for Christmas. Happy New Year to all my CW friends!

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    1. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 7 months ago
      Well I want to be the first to wish you Happy Birthday - hope it was a good one. Lori
    2. fortapache fortapache, 7 months ago
      Happy Birthday! Sweet looking set there.
    3. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 7 months ago
      Thanks Apache, Lori, Vinyll. Happy New Year!
    4. Newfld Newfld, 7 months ago
      Great vintage chemistry set must have provided hours of fun. Happy BD and a very Happy New Year Toyrebel
    5. Hoot60, 7 months ago
      These Gilbert Chemistry sets were a great start for me to get into a very successful Chemist career of 35 years :) It was great that you and your mother worked on it together....great memories!
    6. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 7 months ago
      Thanks Newfld. They were real cool at that time especially.
      Hoot, I've seen many comments on different collector's groups of how an Erector Set, etc. inspired someone to become an engineer, etc. It's really impressive and neat to see it. I believe it's a major influence.
      I myself received an Allied Radio Knight Kit Electronics Lab, that I posted, for Christmas and later became an Electronics tech
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Happy Birthday!!!! What a great chemistry set. You've kept this is amazing condition.
    8. clockerman clockerman, 7 months ago
      Wow great stuff.
      Happy Birthday and Happy New Year
      I loved messing around with those chemistry kits.
      My brothers and I also shared a used erector set that was a gift from an Uncle. The set was in a red metal case just like the one you posted.
      Thanks for sharing.
    9. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 7 months ago
      Jscott, It's not my original. I picked it up a while back? Never used much by the owner.
      I loved the Erector Sets too, I never had a big set.

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