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Erector Archive

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Erector Sets were invented by A. C. Gilbert. He was a rather remarkable man, becoming a Yale trained physician, and Olympic Gold medal winner. However, it was his love of magic and toys that would be his vocation. In the early twentieth century he founded Mysto Manufacturing to produce magic tricks for children. The first Erector sets were produced by Mysto in 1913. Like all great building toys, you can use them to create almost anything you can imagine. Erector sets were also some of the first building toys to incorporate moving parts, making them action toys rather than just construction toys. With the success of Erector, Gilbert founded A.C. Gilbert Co. which produced Erector sets until it went out of business in the late 60s. Over the years all sorts of sets have been produced including the London Bridge, ferris wheel, zeppelin, and locomotive. After Gilbert closed its doors, Erector sets have been produced by several companies including Gabriel. Their current manufacturer is Meccano.

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