My grandparents had an erector set while I was growing up. One of the joys of going over to their house was building elaborate worlds. I loved that set so much more than any bunch of Legos I ever encountered.
Here’s more on the fascinating company that made the set, posted on youtube by Thomas B. Barker:
More on the A.C. Gilbert Company
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