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

The 2014 A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society Annual 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. Learn more about the 2014 Convention and see photos

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

June 7, 2014 · by David Gilbert · News

Ray Kimbel is looking for new home for Erector set (July 22, 2014):

Ray Kimbel's No. 10-1/2 Amusement Park Erector set

Ray Kimbel’s No. 10-1/2 Amusement Park Erector set

Ray Kimbel's No. 10-1/2 Amusement Park Erector set

Ray Kimbel’s No. 10-1/2 Amusement Park Erector set

I have my No. 10-1/2 Amusement Park Erector set from when I was a kid. The red metal case, parts, book all well used by me. At 73 I am looking for a home for it. All I want is prepaid shipping cost (raykimbel@hotmail.com)

Steven Underwood asks (June 30, 2014):

I just recently acquired a vintage Erector set from around the 1930 area best I can tell. I am not sure what set it is. I would like help figuring out which set it is. The instructions label is missing. Its a red wooden box that says the new Erector the worlds greatest toy. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Steven Underwood (steven-underwood@hotmail.com)

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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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