1963 G.P. Tea : Science in the 20th Century

1963 G.P. Tea : Science in the 20th Century



Science in the 20th Century trading cards were issued in 1963 by George Payne & Company, Ltd. of London. The illustrated 25-card collection showcases contemporary technological advancements. One card was included with packets of G.P. Tea in England. Each card measures approximately 1.375 x 2.625 inches (35 x 67 mm). A Science in the 20th Century collector album was sold separately at grocers and by mail order from George Payne & Co.

The Science in the 20th Century collection was distributed in 1966 by Amaran Tea, Bishops Stortford Dairy Farmers Ltd., Clover Dairies, and Hitchman's Dairies Ltd.

1963 G.P. Tea : Science in the 20th Century #22 - Space Capsule

"Space Capsule" depicts an early concept design of the Mercury spacecraft. "The Rocket" describes a Jupiter space launch vehicle lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1963 G.P. Tea : Science in the 20th Century #14 - The Rocket

The Telstar communications satellite is featured on card #3. "Satellite" features the Ranger 1 spacecraft launched on August 23, 1961.

1963 G.P. Tea : Science in the 20th Century #24 - Satellite


Science in the 20th Century
1 Atomic Submarine
2 Jet-Propelled Speedboat
3 Telstar
4 Pressure Suit
5 Giant Telescope
6 Radar
7 'Long Tom' Camera
8 Micrometer
9 Electron Microscope
10 Planetarium
11 Cyclotron
12 Bathyscaphe
13 Transistor Radio
14 The Rocket
15 Geiger Counter
16 Colour Television
17 Periphery Camera
18 Hydro-Electric Dam
19 Nuclear Power
20 Radio Telescope
21 Jet Aircraft
22 Space Capsule
23 Hovercraft
24 Satellite
25 The Diesel


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