Wheel Toy Sets | Series: A.C. Gilbert-Menzies (2/4)

This is a great series of kits that allowed boys (and their fathers I expect) to build toys such as a wheelbarrow, bob sled, snow shovel, hobby horse, go-cart, truck, geared speedster, glider and/or coaster. As with the Erector series there were different models available so you could purchase a small set at the modest price of $9.00  or the complete set for $22.50.

traditional toys - scooter, wagon, go-kart, speedster, coaster

Gilbert Menzies old fashioned toys | early 20th centuryExcerpt:

Here’s the greatest toy of all, boys – a regular humdinger. With this New Wheel Toy you can make a crackerjack coaster and many other fine things, easy as rolling off a log – a sporty wagon, a dandy geared speedster, a glider that is better than the regular ones, a wheelbarrow, a baggage truck that’s the real thing – something new every week.

These toys are not models or flimsy affairs. They are honest-to-goodness ones, exceptionally strong and sturdy – toys that you can get on and ride yourself. All you need is a screwdriver and wrench and the parts in the outfit. With them you can build the glider, wagon, coaster, etc., in no time at all.

Of Possible Interest

Christmas Toys Of The 1930s | Three Toy Wagons, 1935/36

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