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Isaac Newton Society

CHF Launches Newton Society

Members honored in the first year include Stuart Churchill, Roy Eddleman, John D. Roberts, and Arnold Thackray.

“The 5 Retro Science Kits That Inspired a Generation of Tinkerers” in Discover

Discover Features CHF Chemistry Sets

CHF's remarkable collection of chemistry sets is the largest public collection of its kind. 

Collection Hightlights

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  • Chemistry, Engraved by J. Chapman

    Detail of Chemistry, Engraved by J. Chapman

    Portrait of F. W. Clarke

    Portrait of F. W. Clarke.

    <em>Dell' elixir vitae</em>

    Donato d’Eremita, Dell' elixir vitae (1624)

    Prototype for the Perkin-Elmer Model 12 Infrared Spectrophotometer

    Prototype for the Perkin-Elmer Model 12 Infrared Spectrophotometer

    Sears Chemistry Set

    Sears Chemistry Set, ca. 1958

    The Chemist, Edward Allen Schmidt, 19th century

    Detail of The Chemist, Edward Allen Schmidt, 19th century

    Comparison of Fertilizers, Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory

    Comparison of Fertilizers, Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory

    Hippocrates chymicus

    Otto Tachenius, Hippocrates chymicus (1677)

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