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

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

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

The 2015 A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society National Convention will be held on Saturday, July 25 in St. Louis, Missouri. Stay tuned for news and updates for the 2015 Convention.

June 7, 2014 · by David Gilbert · News

Jordynn Jack Asks (September 20, 2014):

I’m looking for newsletters that Gilbert published, especially ones that may contain letters written by children. Do you know of anyone who may have this type of material? Thanks. Jordynn Jack (jjack@email.unc.edu)

Mark Peltier Writes (September 16, 2014):

I have acquired 8 Erector sets from an auction which are all incomplete, yet I have a vast variety of parts. Most are in very good condition and range from the 30′s to the lat 40′s as best as I can asses. I would like to sell them all to a collector, preferable in MN-WI.  Please suggest how I may place an add through your organization. Thanks so much. Mark Peltier (mark@33madscientists.com)

Larry Ellison Asks (September 14, 2014):

I understand that the Gilbert company made materials for the war effort during the Second World War. Does anyone know exactly WHAT they made from 1942 to 1945 for the military? Someone asked me and I did not know. Thank you kindly Gilbert fans! Larry Ellison (lacoel3927@gmail.com)

Wilma Sutherland Asks (August 25, 2014):

We had purchased maybe a dozen of the older (vintage) erector sets hoping to use them with our kids. We have never used them and now are just looking to re-home them. Do you know anyone that we could mail them all to that would refurbish them and sell them maybe on consignment. We’d like to get the price for shipping and what they would be worth as scrap metal. I’d rather have a person buy them to use rather then just scrap them. We need to know this week if possible. Wilma Sutherland (aelventures@comcast.net)

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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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