Vintage Erector sets….

Vintage Erector sets….

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oobject has a collection of vintage erector sets

Before there was Lego, there was the Erector Set. This was an altogether different type of toy that resembled genuine engineering construction with trusses and girders, rather than plastic, primary color pixelated, objects.

Although Erector Sets are sold today, they are re-branded versions of a different toy. The original Gilbert sets were made from 1913 till 1967 and are an iconic toy for gadget aficionados that can be picked up relatively cheaply on Ebay. Here are 10 favorite vintage kits that are currently for sale (eBay).

2 thoughts on “Vintage Erector sets….

  1. Patricia Redis says:

    In the mid 1950’s, I had a plastic version of an erector set, made for girls, It had plastic knobs and straws and such, and I could make a Ferris wheel, for example. Do you know anything about these? It probably wasn’t an official “erector set” under that name, but that was its purpose. Thanks!

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