Science Kit

Science Kit

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The text on the front of this hinged wooden box reads “Science Fundamentals” and “EXCITING EXPERIMENTS OF REAL EDUCATIONAL VALUE” and “CREATED BY SCIENCE SERVICE” and “©1944 SCIENCE SERVICE WASHINGTON, D.C.” The material inside pertains to soilless gardening.
We do not know who designed “FUNdamentals of Science” but suspect that Watson Davis had a hand in the matter. An enthusiastic writer and advocate for science, Davis became managing editor of Science Service shortly after that organization was formed in 1921 and served as director from 1933 until his death in 1967. Davis’ son and daughter-in-law gave this kit to the Smithsonian.
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Object Name
Science Teaching Kit
Date made
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 60 mm x 241 mm x 317 mm; 2 3/8 in x 9 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in
overall: 2 7/16 in x 9 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in; 6.19125 cm x 24.13 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
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catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Miles & Audrey Davis
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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