New York Times: Remembering Erector Sets and A.C. Gilbert

Did you have an Erector set as a kid? How about an American Flyer train set? I had both — and loved them! Wendy Moonan writes about a new biography of A.C. Gilbert.

“Gilbert built toys you could learn something from even if you didn’t realize it,” he said. “Gilbert was making toys for kids 10 to 15 years old. No one does that anymore because kids are adults at age 11 now.”

Also, this Sunday evening CBS will be showing “The Man Who Saved Christmas“, a film about A.C. Gilbert.

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