VINTAGE ERECTOR SETS
1914 to 1960
Erector Set Collection includes Mysto Manufacturing Company sets from 1914 and 1915. In 1916 Mysto Manufacturing was renamed the A.C. Gilbert Company which in later years became famous for their American Flyer electic trains and chemistry sets. This collection also includes a Meccano #1 from 1928. Meccano originated in Europe and was similar to Erector.
Erector Sets from the mid 1930's through the late 1950's were numbered from 1 1/2 to 12 1/2. A.C. Gilbert in 1959 computerized the factory and changed their numbering to 5 digits. The 10093 (12 1/2) from 1959 was the largest set sold in the post war era.
The "Mustang" Ferris Wheel has been made from 1940's Erector parts with the horses coming from 1950's Amusement Park Sets. It has been engineered to be run by an Erector electric motor or live steam from a Jenson model steam engine.
Enjoy the film and see if you can spot the Erector set you had as a kid!
Bill Bean's Erector Set and A.C. Gilbert Website
By the man who wrote the "bible" on Gilbert Erector Sets. History, info, photos, links!
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Gilbert opened his namesake “halls of science” during . While the concern was really a place for him to market his toys, including Erector sets, , and his , Gilbert insisted that teaching children, and specifically boys, the principles of science and engineering was his No. 1 priority.