Public Downloads

This page has downloads for both members and non-members. In addition, ACGHS members can access our Member’s Downloads page, which presently includes:

  • Skyscraper panels and parts boxes artwork and instructions for fabricating them
  • Erector Set parts inventories
  • Pictures and information of Erector Set layouts and other Gilbert products
  • How-To-Makem manuals
  • ACGHS information including meeting minutes, treasurer’s reports, member policies and guidelines
  • Other information is being added as it becomes available

If a member has lost or forgotten their password, please contact the Webmaster. If you would like to join the A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society, visit our Join the ACGHS page.

Several of the downloads below are high-resolution scanned JPG images saved in compressed ZIP format. To save a ZIP file, right-click on the link, select “Save Target As…” (Internet Explorer) or “Save Link As…” (Firefox or Google Chrome), and save the file to a folder on your local computer. Use ZIP software such as WinZip to “un-zip” the JPG image. You can then open the image in any image editing program, or insert the image into a Word document or other publishing program.

  • Erector Parts Guide 1933-1962 (PDF, 24 pages, 2.7 MB) – Bruce Hansen’s Parts Dating Book for all parts from 1933 to 1962.
  • Box Label Artwork (ZIP) – Outside Box label for 10083 and 10093 sets.
  • Gilbert Erector Set Guidebook 1913-1988 (PDF, 72 pages, 8.6 MB) – Rough draft of Erector Guidebook covering sets from 1913 – 1988 written by former ACGHS newsletter editor Bruce Hansen.
  • Early Erector Flag (ZIP) – Scanned image of early Erector flag (part# AJ). Early version used from 1924-1954.
  • Late Erector Flag (ZIP) – Scanned image of late Erector flag (part# AJ). Late version used from 1955-1962.
  • Horse (ZIP) – Scanned image of the Horse (part# OF) used in the No. 10 1/2 and No. 12 1/2 sets of 1949-62.
  • Black Kneeling Boy Label (ZIP) – Scanned image of the outside metal box Kneeling boy label with a black background used in late 1933 – early 1934.
  • Yellow Kneeling Boy Label (ZIP) – Scanned image of the outside metal box Kneeling boy label with a yellow background used in late 1934 – 1958.
  • 10 1/2 Models (PDF, 8 pages, 1.9 MB) – Pages of 10 1/2 models from the manual of the 10 1/2 Electric Train set 1938-42.
  • 10 1/2 Models Foldout (PDF, 2 pages, 618kb) – Foldout pages of 10 1/2 models from the manual of the 10 1/2 Electric Train set 1938-42.
  • 4 1/2 to 6 1/2 Models (PDF, 28 pages, 6.7 MB) – Pages of 4 1/2 – 6 1/2 models from the manual of the 10 1/2 Electric Train set 1938-42.
  • 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 Models (PDF, 22 pages, 4.7 MB) – Pages of 1 1/2 – 3 1/2 models from the manual of the 10 1/2 Electric Train set 1938-42.
  • 7 1/2 Models (PDF, 11 pages, 2.5 MB) – Pages of 7 1/2 models from the manual of the 10 1/2 Electric Train set 1938-42.
  • 8 1/2 Models (PDF, 15 pages, 3.2 MB) – Pages of 8 1/2 models from the manual of the 10 1/2 Electric Train set 1938-42.
  • 9 1/2 Models (PDF, 15 pages, 3.5 MB) – Pages of 9 1/2 models from the manual of the 10 1/2 Electric Train set 1938-42.
  • Carousel Model (PDF, 2 pages, 392kb) – Instructions for the Carousel Model.