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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). Each of my copies actually has most of the parts from two kits as buying only one weather station was not enough. The weather station includes a remote reading wind vane and anemometer, 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.

Lots of Weather Station Toys are available on Amazon.com

American Basic Science Club Weather Station by American Basic Science Club Box

American Basic Science Club Weather Station by American Basic Science Club

  
 
This is the earlier, 1962 Weather Station. The box actually contains unopened parts from two different copies.
American Basic Science Club Weather Station by American Basic Science Club

American Basic Science Club Weather Station by American Basic Science Club Box

 
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).
ABSC Flyer ABSC Flyer ABSC Flyer ABSC Flyer ABSC Ad
 
Here are the original manuals from my stint in the science club, as well as the top labels for the Cloud Chamber.
ABSC Manuals

 


Name: Weather Station
Manufacturer: American Basic Science Club
Vintage: 1962, 1965
Obtained: From eBay.
Other Links: Original early 1960s ABSC Flyer
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