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The 2015 A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society National Convention will be held on Saturday, July 25 at the Holiday Inn St. Louis – South County Center in St. Louis, Missouri. To view all the Convention details and retrieve a Convention Registration Form, visit the 2015 ACGHS National Convention page.
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.
My wife Greta is the daughter of A.C. Gilbert’s nephew. Her parents have passed away and we have numerous A.C. Gilbert items for sale: Gilbert Telescope, Gilbert Stand Mixer, Gilbert Polar Cub Fans (5 or 6), Gilbert Rotating Xmas Tree Stand, Gilbert Chemistry Set, Gilbert Vibrating Massager, Gilbert Erector Set, and Gilbert WW2 Mine Fuses (if I can find them). We want to sell our items to someone who will cherish and preserve them. Alan Edelman (email@example.com).
I have what I think are the original paintings for the covers of the Astrocrane and Astrodigger boxes. They appear to be water color or gouache. They are both signed by Frank Tinsley. How do I determine what they are worth? Owen Resh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Before building this crane, I looked at several crane designs on the Internet and incorporated some of the designs in my model. I have given my crane the name “The Mammoth Crane”, representing the new generation of 200,000 ton heavy lift cranes. These are cranes which are platform twin-rig containerized. In the PTC design of these cranes the boom height is as high as 587 feet. In addition, these cranes can lift in excess of 3,500 tons.
My super heavy lift crane weighs about 125 pounds. Over recent months I have taken it through a number of tests. Upon performing a heavy lift test in August 2014 I successfully lifted 40 pounds. This was done with the use of 5 gallon milk jugs filled with water. The boom height of my crane is 8 feet and it has 4 two-speed hoists and 5 motors.
– Russell Williams, March 8, 2015