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.
|Ac Gilbert Erector Set Metal Box Case 10211 Cape||09/2021||$19.34|
|Ok59 Erector Set No 8 1 2 Giant Ferris Wheel Power||09/2021||$64.63|
|Nice Set Early 3 Red Painted Nickel A C Gilbert Erector||09/2021||$5.00|
|1926 28 Gilbert White Truck Erector Set Part Dn Rear||09/2021||$19.89|
|Gabriel Erector Set Motor 1979 Cbs Inc Yellow Hong Kong||09/2021||$15.00|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||10/2021||$-.--|