THE MYSTO MANUFACTURING CO.
The A.C. Gilbert Co. maintained factories
in New Haven and Branford Connecticut
with their famed Gilbert Hall of Science,
in New York City. Other cites such
and Washington, D.C., also had Halls
The New York Hall of Science, had a massive
train layout on the main floor along with
displays of Erector and Science toys. On
the second floor was another train layout
not open to the public, it was reserved for
salesmen, buyers and selected guests. Work
shops and offices occupied the remaining
floors. All the Halls of Science had been
closed by 1966.
Gilbert in its hay day was one of the
best known and respected toy makers.
also the largest manufacturer of fractional
horsepower motors, holding the patent
In 2003, a TV movie, "The Man
Christmas", was loosely based
life of A.C. Gilbert, his development
Erector sets and his work to continue
toys during World War I.
View The Hall as it is today in Google Maps
When in Google Maps, Click "Street View"
Then Click on the Little Figure.
A.C. GILBERT FAMILY PHOTO'S