1957 Gilbert American Flyer Trains Catalog

  • $48.00

Catalog measures 12 X 8 inches. The catalog is beautifully illustrated, including 48 pages of trains, cars, accessories & track.

The A. C. Gilbert Company of New Haven, CT was once one of the largest toy companies in the world. It's best know for introducing the "Erector Set." In 1938 Gilbert purchased "American Flyer, a struggling manufacturer of toy trains. Click here to learn more about the Gilbert Company on Wikipedia. Click here to visit americanflyerclub.org and to learn more about the "Gilbert Hall of Science" building in NYC.

Interestingly, the founder of Gilbert Toys was a world Champion Pole Vaulter. Below is a postcard with Gilbert to the left. Postcard image compliments of sportingoregon.com

American Flyer, though best remembered for the "S gauge" trains of the 1950s, began as an independent company in the early nineteenth century. William Ogden Coleman took over the "Edmonds-Metze Hardware Company" and began producing toy trains. By 1910 they abandoned the hardware business and focused exclusively on toy trains. Click here to learn more about "American Flyer."

The photo below depicts a 1957 American Flyer Pennsylvania 0-6-0 Yard Switcher and Tender, compliments of trainz.com

Condition: Excellent condition with only minor wear on edges and corners, perhaps some "age" discoloration.

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