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Gilbert New Wheel Toy

Gilbert New Wheel Toy was a simple construction system to make full sized children's Karts etc. from wood and steel. It was made in the USA from 1919 to 1922.

Manufacturer / Distributor

The A.C. Gilbert Company, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Also: The A.C. Gilbert-Menzies Co., Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for GILBERT NEW WHEEL TOY

Gilbert Erector
System Type
Non-Meccano type
1919 to 1922
Wood / Steel
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
25.4 (multiples of value shown, including half.)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2 (see comment *1)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
9.5(see comment *2)
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.5(see comment *3)

Large wooden Beams with steel Plates & fittings. Sometimes called OUTDOOR WHEEL TOY; French version JOUET DÉMONTABLE GILBERT. *1 Varies; 4.7 in Plates. *2 14-20: 11.0/11.0.

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