Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Gilbert "Big Boy" Tool Chest

In Tools and Hardware > Tool Boxes > Show & Tell and Toys > Show & Tell.
Toys1954 of 2380Marx 1940's Donald Duck Duet Tin ToyCorgi Batman Car Toy
Love it
Like it

kaputs11kaputs11 loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
tom61375tom61375 loves this.
SignaholicSignaholic loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
packrat-placepackrat-place loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 3 years ago


(82 items)

It's kinda sad that today, in the name of safety, little boys (and girls) have to play with wimpy blow-molded plastic tools, instead of the small but 'real' toys of previous generations! This tool set belonged to my husband as a small boy. He told me about the wonderful projects he made with his set. I imagine it dates from the mid to late 50s, but the set does look a bit older than that. All of the tools he has left are in the box. Perhaps one of our grandsons might enjoy it someday!


  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 3 years ago
    That's so sweet! Glad to hear your story. I wonder how many little boys are gaining a love of building from "Bob the Builder".
  2. Signaholic Signaholic, 3 years ago
    You're sooo right Stef! Glad I didn't grow up under these rigid and totally ridiculous laws. I had one too although not this exact same one. My father was a home builder and I wanted to be just like him. Except somehow, along the way, I became a singer,,,LOL This is a great antique toy piece!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.