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Gilbert inspired generations of engineers and inventors. Thousands collect his toys, his trains, and his memorabilia. But the number of his products and the diversity of collectors have not made it easy to tell his story. These sources may help.


A. C. Gilbert's Heritage cover image

Our Gilbert library contains dozens of volumes; here are a few of our favorites.

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Images of A. C. Gilbert

A picture of A.C. Gilbert portrait 1

Gilbert was his own brand; his image is an American icon.

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A. C. Gilbert, Scientific Toymaker

In 1996, the Eli Whitney Museum and the University of New Haven organized the A. C. Gilbert Symposium. The articles presented in that symposium are available below.

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