From my memory it looked a lot like these photos:
The ONE thing my new (old) chemistry set lacked was an instruction manual. It would have been nice to have one of these to go with it:
So I was left to experiment on my own. Within an hour I had the entire kitchen table ablaze as I experimented by heating up various chemicals in the bottles to see what would happen.
So... my message to you out there, FATHERS... if you're going to get your kids a chemistry set, please, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure it comes with an instruction manual.
Fortunately, I was able to get the fire out without anything getting too damaged... and this was probably where my first interest in chemistry started... followed by an interest in pharmacy.
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