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On Wednesday morning, May 10, we activated a secure SSL Certificate on ACGHS.ORG to ensure proper security of member Usernames and Passwords. As a result of this action, the URL for our home page has been changed to This action should remedy any problems you were having accessing Members-Only content. Please be sure to update ALL your bookmarks for ACGHS.ORG. If you encounter any problems, please contact the ACGHS Webmaster.

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We are a group of collectors who focus on products produced by and information about the former A.C. Gilbert Company of New Haven, Conn. These include Erector sets, chemistry sets, American Flyer trains, and many others products. Our goals are to showcase and celebrate the works of A.C. Gilbert, and promote the Heritage Society by educating the public and by sharing the works of our members.

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January 24, 2017 · by David Gilbert · Events, News

Mark your calendars for Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 9, for our 2017 Annual ACGHS National Convention! This year’s event will be held in Huntsville, Alabama at the Huntsville Marriott. Huntsville is home to NASA and to the Wernher von Braun team that helped put a man on the moon with the Saturn Rocket. Our hotel is located on the same property as NASA’s Space & Rocket Center. Learn more about this year’s convention and retrieve a Registration Form on our Calendar of Events page.

See over 170 photos of our 2016 National Convention in Elk Grove, Illinois. Thanks to Jeff Brown of All Events Photography for sharing his photos! Visit our National Convention page to learn more about all our recent ACGHS National Conventions.

The 2nd Annual New England Regional Meet will take place on Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon at the Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT. Learn more about this event on our Calendar of Events page.

The 2017 Fall Midwest Regional Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 23 at the Racine, Wisconsin campus of Gateway Technical College. Learn more about this event on our Calendar of Events page.

March 24, 2016 · by David Gilbert · News

Select the Comments link above for additional Gilbert Exchange questions and comments. Items posted to The Gilbert Exchange will be removed after 30 days.

Mary Malone writes (June 11, 2017):

Want to sell No.10041 Power Model Set. Would appreciate information on how to find a buyer for a Model 10041 set.  It is missing parts. Thank you. Mary Malone (

Frank Stewart writes (May 28, 2017):

I purchased what looks like a 1929 7 1/2 White Truck Erector set. Inside the wood box it has a young man in a tie and apron with “Gilbert ___ boy” on it. The middle word is scraped off and I am trying to find out this word. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Frank Stewart (

May 1, 2017 · by David Gilbert · Appliances, News

Guy Lanza recently sent us a photograph of a combination record player and television set which he saw in a museum in Tyumen, Siberia. We’re sharing Guy’s photographs below. According to the label, the appliance was manufactured by the A.C. Gilbert Company of New Haven, Connecticut. Our thanks to Guy for sharing this.

1925 Phonograph

1925 Phonograph

Label for 1925 Phonograph

Label for 1925 Phonograph

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