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Gilbert Ride-It Erector Construction Sets

Gilbert Ride-It Erector (also known as Gilbert Ride-On Erector) was a large scale construction system to make jeeps and other vehicles that youngsters could actually ride in. It was made in the USA by A.C Gilbert Co. in around 1965.

Manufacturer / Distributor

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

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for GILBERT RIDE-IT (RIDE-EM) ERECTOR (Ref:GRE)

Gilbert Erector
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Steel / Plastic
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

5 models with metal frames & plastic trim which youngsters could sit in & 'walk' along. Not made for long.

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