Re: the A. C. Gilbert Company...In 1918, with the United States embroiled in World War I and the Council of National Defense considering a ban on toy production, Gilbert argued successfully against it. The press gave him the nickname "The man who saved Christmas." READ MORE HERE.
And courtesy of a previous auction at Croton's own SeriousToyz.com-- the "All–Electric Erector” #8 1/2 (Giant Ferris Wheel), 1950s, by A.C. Gilbert, 20.25" x 12.25”; this 100% mint / complete / unused set is “as issued” w/ all inserts & factory packing, mint in glossy NM metal case, WOW! It sold for over $636 at auction in 2012.
It's followed by another great Erector toy courtesy again of a previous auction at Serioustoyz.com-----"Action Helicopter” Erector Set #10181, 1962, 100% complete.
Again, click on the photos and links. You may also enjoy:
--The complete 1954 A.C. Gilbert American Flyer Train Catalog https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackcapstudio/sets/72157622824942749
--And your editor's Flickr album of VINTAGE BOYS TOYS http://bit.ly/2qj9E1S
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