history of Gilbert

Item number: Gilbert (3918)

Category: Gilbert

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Company history and description of the company A.C. Gilbert

about 1913 the company was founded by A. C. Gilbert a winner of an Olypmic gold medal from 1908. There were a large number of toys produced and they sold their own toys like that from other manufacturers.
From 1914 are known the first vehicles as the U.S. mail and the Ambulance
. 1913 began the production of erector sets.
in 1937 starts the production of American Flyer trains.
In the 1960's the company has to fight for survival and sold the brand "Erektor" to Meccano in France.
1966 Lionel acquired the rights to "American Flyer".

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