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Gilbert Erector Automatic Radar-Scope Set No. 10042 1959

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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
    (2022 items)

    Often it is difficult to date an item but sometimes it is easy. Typed Erector no. 10042 into google about 1000 results of 1959. Good enough for me.
    Anyway this the Gilbert Erector Set No. 10042 the Automatic Radar-Scope Set. It seems to be complete. I should be able to check it out in 2036. I think I have a few too many projects in the queue. Looks like it has many fun pieces and all the paperwork. The cover is in excellent shape with good artwork plus it comes in a high quality metal carrying case. Good thing as the contents are very heavy.

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    1. Caperkid, 2 years ago
      You and me both Fort. Great erector set.
    2. Padit, 2 years ago
      Odd how how you can't remember what you had for dinner the day before, but you can remember the things you had and enjoyed when you were a child many, many years ago. Erector sets were great for young children. Thank You fortapache for bringing back very old good memory's.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Caperkid. I fear I have not progressed on projects tonight.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Padit. I can remember my toys quite well aside from whatever happened to my Cape Canaveral playset. I was playing with the figures in the car and that is last I recall of them.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      What was the radar designed to detect? Please build this and pass on any results.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. New clear missiles? It looks easy but there sure are a lot of parts in there.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      jscott0363
      buckethead
      iggy
      PhilDMorris
      nutsabotas6
      freon
      Padit
      roddyq
      PostCardCollector
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      vetraio50
      Mrstyndall
      Rick55
      mikelv85
      racer4four
      JImam
      brunswick
      valentino97
      vintagelamp
      blunderbuss2
    8. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you Vintagefran.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    10. WesternPA-Collector WesternPA-Collector, 2 months ago
      I used to have some of those sets. Not one this old, but from the 80's. They were made so well and ahead of their time. I think this is one of the best learning toys ever. But now they would just say the best toy is a smartphone.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you very much WesternPA-Collector. You may be right about its quality as a learning tool. They do take some skill to build.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you
      elanski
      Newfld
      ttomtucker
      Toyrebel
      yougottahavestuff
      Brunswick
      WesternPA-Collecotr

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