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Erector Skyscraper Construction Set

Erector Skyscraper was a construction system to make architectural buildings. Special card panels were fixed to a steel girder framework. It was made in the USA from 1935 to 1936.

Manufacturer / Distributor

The A.C. Gilbert Co., New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ERECTOR SKYSCRAPER (Ref:ERS)

Gilbert Erector
System Type
1935 to 1936
Steel / Card
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
7 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (multiples of value shown, including half.)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)Bolts: See comment *2
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

*1 Special card Panels which were held to frame of standard Angle Girders by Snap Rivets.

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