GILBERT – ASTON MARTIN

American A.C. Gilbert Company James Bond Aston Martin Two Door Coupe DB5 Multi Action Spy Tintoy Car (29cm) Battery Operated. Solid Tin Litho Construction, Rubber Tires, Celluloid Windshields, And Chromed Plastic Accessories. As Seen In The James Bond Film “Goldfinger 1964” And “Thunderball 1965”, Made In Japan. Glidrose Productions And EON Productione Licence 1965, Article Number 16701 / Identification Number B 5N109 M7124

Automatic Action: Bullet Proof Shield Goes Up And Down / Hidden Machine Guns Extend And Light Up, With Machine Gun Sound / Crash Bumbers Extend And Retract / Starts And Stops Automatically Manual Action: Front Wheels Steer / Licence Plates Revolve / Push Button Ejection Seat Throws Enemy “Through Roof Top”
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

1 Comment
  • Russell freeman

    2017/11/11 at 02:16 Reply

    Have one in a box excellent condition want to know how much it’s worth.

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