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We are a group of collectors who focus on products produced by and information about the former A.C. Gilbert Company of New Haven, Conn. These include Erector sets, chemistry sets, American Flyer trains, and many others products. Our goals are to showcase and celebrate the works of A.C. Gilbert, and promote the Heritage Society by educating the public and by sharing the works of our members.

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March 24, 2016 · by David Gilbert · News

Donna writes (August 26, 2016):

My husband has a 1958 Gilbert Microscope set in the metal case. Any interest? We live in Wisconsin. Donna (donnastehling@gmail.com).

Richard Fisher writes (August 25, 2016):

Hi, I am seeking any and all information on the James Bond 007 figures, sets, road race set, and related toys that Gilbert started producing in 1965. I hope to gather enough photos and information to write any article on the toys for “Playset Magazine”. Yours, Rich Fisher (richfisher@zoominternet.net).

James writes (August 23, 2016):

No. 7 Erector Set: I’m trying to sell an older model No. 7 Erector set. I have no idea what its value is because there aren’t any like this. It’s in a wooden box with a 7 stamped on the inside. Parts are missing but there are still many pieces. Please let me know if you have any information on it. James (jay5870@icloud.com).

Kathleen Dobson writes (August 2, 2016):

Want to sell Erector set. We have a set that belongs to my husband’s father (born 1924). It may have belonged to his older brothers. We live near Seattle, WA. Would like info on this set and maybe there is someone in your Society that would be interested in it. I have photos. The set is in a wooden chest with handles and wheels. There are two trays in the chest. Thanks, Kathleen Dobson (dobson.k@gmail.com).

Paul Gerard writes (July 30, 2016):

A. C. Gilbert polar fan: any knowledge of if they made a 2-blade version? Or is my blade not original? Thanks, Paul Gerard, Salem, Oregon (Paul13jg@gmail.com).

Update: Paul added this note on July 31, 2016: Thank you. I found the answer in a brochure for sale on eBay. “Yes they made a 2-blade fan”. Thanks, Paul.

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

The 2016 Fall Midwest Regional Meeting is scheduled for September 24, 2016 at the Kenosha Campus of Gateway Technical College, 3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin. More information will be furnished in the September ACGHS newsletter in additional to invitations sent to Midwest Regional members.  As always members from all regions are welcome. Learn more on our Calendar of Events page.

The Fourth Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Meet is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Decatur Street, Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Tables are available at this time, but please contact Den Cannon at cannoncrew1@verizon.net to reserve. More details to follow, but make a note of this event and we’ll see you there. Learn more on our Calendar of Events page.

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July 14, 2016 · by David Gilbert · News
Ray Rosebush (left) with Ken Weinig at the July 12, 2014 A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society Convention in Atlanta.

Ray Rosebush (left) with Ken Weinig at the July 12, 2014 A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society Convention in Atlanta.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Ray Rosebush, a charter member of  the A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society and a great friend and colleague to all of us. Ray possessed one of the Society’s most extensive collections of Erector Sets as well at a magnificent toy collection. He was a steadfast supporter of the legacy of A.C. Gilbert, and one of the nicest persons I have ever met. Read Ray’s obituary here.

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