Gilbert Erector Set 10 1/2 - Amusement Park - $650 (Canyon Lake)

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make / manufacturer: A. C. Gilbert Company

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This Gilbert Erector set model #10 1/2 - Amusement Park is complete and inventoried. Inventory sheets accompany the set. This set has the cardboard to provide a display presentation as it looked in the 1950's. The cardboard parts displays and flag are reproductions. The parts of this set are unrestored but they are rest free. It has all six merry-go-round horses and all four parachute jump men. The instruction manual is in used condition. The A49 motor and gearbox run well. The box is in very good condition with original outside lid decal and inside labels. The Amusement Park set builds the six foot high parachute jump, modeled after the parachute jump built for the 1938 New York Worlds Fair and later erected in Coney Island. A complete set is getting harder to find.

A. C. Gilbert Erector Co. History: After winning a gold medal for pole vaulting at the 1908 Olympic Games, and earning a degree in medicine at Yale, Alfred C. Gilbert (1884-1961) started a kids toy company in New Haven, Connecticut. The Gilbert toys, Mysto Manufacturing Co., made magic and chemistry sets. By 1913 Gilbert developed the Erector Set, a popular metal construction toy. The company name was changed to A. C. Gilbert Company and sold over 30 million sets from 1913 through 1954, or an average of 700,000 per year. Starting in the 1920's, Erector Set models were sold with increased ability grades and complexity, using electric motors, ranging from set models #1 through #10. In 1948-9, new Erector Set models #10 1/2 - Amusement Park and the large box, #12 1/2 - Mysterious Walking Giant were introduced. Also, the American Flyer trains were made as a division of the A. C. Gilbert Co. By 1961, the last Erector sets were sold by Gilbert. After Gilbert's death, the A.C. Gilbert Co. was sold to Wrather Corporation. There were a total of 50 million Erector sets sold from 1913 to 1988. For more information visit A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society (ACGHS) web site.

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