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Toy Stories – Erector Construction Sets

Erector Set, metal construction toy, by Alfred Carlton Gilbert

Erector Set, metal construction toy, by Alfred Carlton Gilbert

Erector construction sets were created by A. C. Gilbert and first sold in 1913.

This set from around 1934 was still made at a time when it was clearly designated as a toy for boys. On the inside of the tin it welcomes you: “Hello Boys! Build hundreds of thrilling engineering marvels, with The Great NEW ERECTOR.”

Advertising for the sets included the tag line,  Boys Today – Men Tomorrow

Erector Set, metal construction toy, by Alfred Carlton Gilbert

Erector Set, metal construction toy, by Alfred Carlton Gilbert

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