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.
|Erector Set New Unopened 835550e Multimodels 10 Models||10/2021||AU $20.59|
|Erector Set Multi Model Construction Set 3550 110 Parts||10/2021||AU $13.46|
|2008 Meccano Erector Set Design 3 287 Piece Motorized||10/2021||AU $33.66|
|Erector Set 100th Anniversary Special Edition 50||10/2021||AU $202.02|
|Helicopter Erector Set By Totally Cool Toys Educational||10/2021||AU $13.44|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||10/2021||AU $-.--|