Originally patented by A.C. Gilbert (today owned by Meccano), an Erector Set is a brand of construction sets made from metal. It consists of pulleys, shaft collars and axles, plates and girders wheels, gears and electric motors and various metal strips with holes and nuts and bolts to connect the pieces.
The first set was manufactured in 1913 and was called "The Erector / Structural Steel and Electro-Mechanical Builder". The name was changed to "The Mysto Erector", "The Toy That Resembles Structural Steel" in 1914. Erector quickly became the most popular toy construction set in the US, because you could take it apart and build something entirely different with it. And it was the only construction toy set to contain a motor.
What's your Erector Set worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.
|1951 Erector Set Manual Instruction Book||09/2021||C $5.08|
|Gilbert Erector Set Part A49 Electric Motor Gearbox||09/2021||C $31.11|
|Buster Keaton Erector Set 1947 Keaton S Contraptions||09/2021||C $16.37|
|Gilbert Erector Set Part Mm Wrench Of 2 Nice||09/2021||C $14.60|
|Miniature 1 12 Scale Original 1st Ed Erector Set||09/2021||C $7.55|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||10/2021||C $-.--|