Vintage 1940s era A.C. GILBERT ELECTRIC ERECTOR SET No 8 1/2


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For sale is an original 1940s era A.C. GILBERT ELECTRIC ERECTOR SET No 8 1/2 from the A.C. Gilbert Company, London, England. This set was one of Gilbert’s larger erector sets with many different parts to build more complex models. The model design from this set that captured the most interest was the eye popping Ferris Wheel. The kit appears to include most of the construction contents, including a paper erector flag, a tin erector metal shed, a light, a boiler cylinder, metal wheels, and the infamous lifting magnet. The sale of this set includes the set’s original instruction manual which has a 1938 copyright date. The large metal storage case has lots of surface scratches but is sturdy and closes securely. The case measures 20 inches, by 12 inches, by 3 inches. However, the set is missing the DC electric motor. A top notch iconic collectible toy that predates WWII.

The A.C. Gilbert’s company’s slogan was “Hello Boys – If you like thrills and adventures- you’ll like being an erector engineer”. Not sure why they gave up so easily on selling this cool toy to the Girls since they also like thrills and adventures. In any event, the Boys
missed out later when Girl’s were firing up their easy bake ovens.

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 13 × 3 in