American A.C. Gilbert Company James Bond 007 “Thunderball” Action Figure (30cm) “Scuba Outfit No. 4” Sealed Pack Includes Spring Action Spear, Three Spears And Underwater Propulsion Unit. Glidrose Productions And EON Productione Licence 1965, Article Number 16257
A.C. Gilbert Company, USA / Japan 1965

A.C. Gilbert James Bond Toys Overview

The A.C. Gilbert Company Was An American Toy Company, Once One Of The Largest Toy Companies In The World. It Is Best Known For Introducing The Erector Set (A Construction Toy Similar To Meccano In The Rest Of The World) To The Marketplace

First known As The Mysto Manufacturing Company, The Company Was Founded In 1909 In Westville, Connecticut, By Alfred Carlton Gilbert, A Magician, And His Friend John Petrie. The Company Was Originally Established To Provide Supplies For Magic Shows. Their Magician’s Sets, Known As “Mysto Magic”, Were Marketed From The Teens Until The Fifties. In 1916, The Name Of The Company Was Changed From the Mysto Manufacturing Company To The A.C. Gilbert Company

Gilbert Was The Largest Employer In New Haven From The Early 1930s To The Late 1950s, Employing More Than 5000 In Three Shifts At Its Sound Street Manufacturing Facility. The Gilbert Company Struggled After The Death Of Its Founder In 1961. Gilbert’s Family Sold Its Shares, Pantents Pending For The Production In Hong Kong, Japan And Portugal. The Company Was Never Profitable Under Its New Ownership. By 1967, Gilbert Was Out Of Business

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