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FAMOUS TOY WAS INVENTED IN 1911

gilbert-erector

The Erector Set, a metal toy construction set was invented by A.C.
Gilbert
in 1911, and patented in 1913. They were manufactured by
the
A. C. Gilbert Company in New Haven, Connecticut, from 1913
until its bankruptcy in 1967. The Gabriel company of Lancaster,
Pennsylvania bought the Erector name, and continued to make
the sets into the 1970s and 1980s.

The Erector Set is believed by many to have been the subject
of the first national
advertising campaign in America for a toy.

a-c-gilbert-
Toy maker Alfred Carlton Gilbert

erector

Erector_Set_Ad_1922
1922

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A CLASSIC TOY SINCE 1916!

lincoln-logs

Lincoln Logs were invented in 1916, by John Lloyd Wright and
based on the 
architecture of the
Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, designed by John’s father Frank
Lincoln Wright .
 

Wright-John-Lloyd 
  
   John L. Wright (12-12-1892- 12-20-1972)

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NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY!

ap teletype

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MUSIC CHART ENTRY ON THIS DAY IN 1966

 nancy sinatra

Nancy Sinatra’s "Sugar Town" was written by songwriter/producer
Lee Hazelwood and peaked at number- five on the Billboard Hot 100,
while reaching number- one on the Easy Listening chart in January
1967.

nancy s rec

nancy-sinatra-now

Nancy Sandra Sinatra turned 72 in June

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THEY’VE BEEN AROUND SINCE 1914!

TINKER TOY 1920
1920

Inspired by watching children play with pencils, sticks and empty spools of thread, Charles Pajeau and Robert Pettit of Evanston, Illinois created Tinker Toys in 1914. They were originally called the “Thousand Wonder Builder”
and sold for 60¢. Tinkertoys were inducted into the National Toy Hall of
Fame
at The Strong in Rochester, New York, in 1998

tinker-toy-construction-toys ad

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