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The American Basic Science Club was one of the main forces in my youth that sent me toward Science and Engineering. I first saw an ad in the back of a comic book around 1971 and begged my parents to let me join. By that time the club offered 10 kits delivered one a month that taught electronics, optics, computers, nuclear physics, and weather. The weather station was released as a stand-alone product seen here (as was the Atomic Energy Lab). I actually bought four partial kits in the hope of assembling two complete kits. The weather station includes a remote reading wind vane and anemometer (assembled ones below are left over from my youth), a rain gauge, a barometer, and a sling psychrometer (tells humidity). Below the kits is a scan of an original club flyer from the early 60s (when there were only 8 monthly kits) and a photo of my original kit manuals which I saved from my youth.
Other American Basic Science Club kits in my collection: Atomic Energy Lab
This is the earlier, 1962 Weather Station. The box actually contains unopened parts from two different copies.
Here is the original four page ABSC flyer from the early 1960s, as well as an ad from a 1966 comic book. Click on a page to view a huge blow-up (each 360KB or more).
Here are the original manuals from my stint in the science club, as well as the top labels for the Cloud Chamber.
|Manufacturer:||American Basic Science Club|
|Obtained:||From eBay .|
|Other Links:||Original early 1960s ABSC Flyer|
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