February 20, 2014 · by David Gilbert · Events, News

The 2014 A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, July 12 was a resounding success. Kudos to organizers Tom Lindsey and Randy Sauder, who did a stellar job organizing the event. See photos from the 2014 National Convention

The ACGHS Fall Midwest Regional Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Racine Campus of Gateway Technical College in Racine, Wisconsin. Learn more about the Midwest Regional Meeting

The ACGHS Fall Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

The 2015 A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society National Convention will be held on Saturday, July 25 in St. Louis, Missouri. Stay tuned for news and updates for the 2015 Convention.

June 7, 2014 · by David Gilbert · News

Wilma Sutherland Asks (August 25, 2014):

We had purchased maybe a dozen of the older (vintage) erector sets hoping to use them with our kids. We have never used them and now are just looking to re-home them. Do you know anyone that we could mail them all to that would refurbish them and sell them maybe on consignment. We’d like to get the price for shipping and what they would be worth as scrap metal. I’d rather have a person buy them to use rather then just scrap them. We need to know this week if possible. Wilma Sutherland (aelventures@comcast.net)

Rick Bevers Asks (August 6, 2014):

Hello, I have been asked by my church to build a decorative archway leading into our youth section. They are wanting this arch to look like a large Elector set arch. I could use some help in getting the wood pieces to look as close to the original A. C. Gilbert’s Erector Set pieces. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Rick Bevers (texashands@gmail.com)

Robert Dick Asks (August 3, 2014):

Hello. I have been collecting Gilbert toys for approx 25 yrs, Kaster Kits, Erector sets , but mainly Chemistry sets. However one eludes me – I  had the model I’m looking for back in the late 1940s, it was a four-section set, and the only number I can remember is Model #25. However I have never seen one and now doubt my memory – can you shed any light on the model it may be? Robert Dick (rbrt36@comcast.net)

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A film by Thomas B. Barker.

2013 is the 100th Anniversary of the introduction of the ERECTOR SET. This is the story of that event and the company behind it. It also shows the era of the heyday of the company and then its eventual demise and why that happened due to sociological changes.

The film, which is 30 minutes long, focuses considerable attention on American Flyer Trains.

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