“The Gym” Animated Toy

“The Gym” Animated Toy

Craftsman: Birk Petersen

Catalog #: 2016.15.68

Donor: Mark Petersen

This hand-cranked animated toy is called, “The Gym.” When the hand crank is turned, the hand-carved wooden figures perform different exercises.

Bing Toy Model Steam Engine

Bing Toy Model Steam Engine

Craftsman: Gebruder Bing Nurnberg

Catalog #: 2014.38.1

Contributor: Craig Libuse

Live steam powers this single-cylinder vertical steam engine to spin a flywheel that could be used to run a belt to power other toy equipment.

Erector Set Double Decker Bus

Erector Set Double Decker Bus

Craftsman: Gary Jarvis

Catalog #: 2021.18.1

Contributor: Gary Jarvis

This assembled Erector Set double decker bus was loaned to the museum by Gary Jarvis.

Erector Set Fire Engine

Erector Set Fire Engine

Craftsman: A.C. Gilbert Co.

Catalog #: 2019.3.1

Contributor: Gary Jarvis

This is an assembled Erector Set for an old-fashioned steam fire engine pumper.

Erector Set Fire Engine (Unassembled)

Erector Set Fire Engine (Unassembled)

Craftsman: A.C. Gilbert Co.

Catalog #: 2019.3.3

Contributor: Gary Jarvis

This unassembled Erector Set is for an older fire engine model. It was loaned to the museum in the original box with instructions.

Erector Set No. 10-1/2 “Amusement Park”

Erector Set No. 10-1/2 “Amusement Park”

Craftsman: A.C. Gilbert Co.

Catalog #: 2014.34.3

Contributor: Craig Libuse

This is Erector Set No. 10-1/2 “Amusement Park.” The set came with an instruction book and red metal box.

Erector Set No. 10042 “Radar Scanner”

Erector Set No. 10042 “Radar Scanner”

Craftsman: A.C. Gilbert Co.

Catalog #: 2014.34.4

Contributor: Craig Libuse

This is Erector Set No. 10042 “Radar Scanner.” The set includes a funny inscription from the original owner.

Erector Set No. 10053 “Rocket Launcher”

Erector Set No. 10053 “Rocket Launcher”

Craftsman: A.C. Gilbert Co.

Catalog #: 2014.34.7

Contributor: Craig Libuse

This is Erector Set No. 10053 “Rocket Launcher (1959). It features a “50th Anniversary” sticker on the original white metal box.

Erector Set No. 4-1/2 “Trip Hammer”

Erector Set No. 4-1/2 “Trip Hammer”

Craftsman: A.C. Gilbert Co.

Catalog #: 2014.34.2

Contributor: Craig Libuse

This is Erector Set No. 4-1/2 “Trip Hammer.” This set includes an instruction book, and a red metal box.

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