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Culture: American
Toy Plastic Grandstand
mid 20th century
Maker:Made by A. C. Gilbert Co. , American
Plastic, cardboard
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 1 1/2 x 9in. (3.8 x 22.9cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: Toy plastic grandstand with assembly directions and stickers in box. Grandstand snap-together model kit. Front of box contains an illustration of the grandstand with racing automobiles. Printed across front of box lid, "GILBERT / AMERICAN / FLYER / AUTO-RAMA / GRANDSTAND KIT / NO. 19340", printed on sides, "THE A.C. GILBERT COMPANY / ERECTOR SQ. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A.". Within box is a green and beige, six piece, snap-together granstand with stickers and instructions; printed across instructions is a four step assembly process with pictures, a warrenty, and how to replace or repair parts. Unused stickers include advertisements and refreshments, "BUY CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS / U.S. ROYAL TIRES / AUTOLITE / SINCLAIR / PHILLIPS 66 / FIRESTONE / GOOD YEAR / KENDALL MOTOR OIL / BUD'S HOT DOGS / REFRESHMENTS / HOT DOGS / SODO POP / TICKETS / CANY APPLES / COFFEE / AUTO-RAMA SPEEDWAY".
Object Note: Stickers are wrapped in a newspaper from 3 May 2000, which is when the kit was purchased by the Connecticut Historical Society.
Inscription: Printed across box lid, "GILBERT / AMERICAN / FLYER / AUTO-RAMA / GRANDSTAND KIT / NO. 19340 / THE A.C. GILBERT COMPANY / ERECTOR SQ. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A.". Printed across stickers, "BUY CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS / U.S. ROYAL TIRES / AUTOLITE / SINCLAIR / PHILLIPS 66 / FIRESTONE / GOOD YEAR / KENDALL MOTOR OIL / BUD'S HOT DOGS / REFRESHMENTS / HOT DOGS / SODO POP / TICKETS / CANY APPLES / COFFEE / AUTO-RAMA SPEEDWAY".
Object Number: 2011.374.2
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