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1946 No. 9½ Automotive Erector Set

Hi folks, Doc here. Girders & Gears reader Tom Rolfsmeyer sent in the photos below of the 1946 No. 9½ Automotive set that he restored. The No. 9½ was the largest set that Gilbert offered in 1946, and was the last Erector set to come in a blue box. It featured a typical complement of parts, lid label, and layout, although the cardboard inserts were an unusual color: pale yellow. The box measured 22" x 13" x 3". The set was essentially identical to the 1942 version, the last year that Gilbert produced traditional Erector set before 1946. Nice job, Tom, and thanks for the photos.