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21. Erector Set Hometown

21. Erector Set Hometown

A.C. Gilbert studied medicine at Yale, but soon realized that designing toys kicked the ass of healing the sick.
He invented the Erector Set in 1913 and produced them in an industrial building now called Erector Square. Sounds vaguely dirty. He also redesigned American Flyer Trains and sold a toy building kit when, properly assembled, produced the "Mysterious Walking Giant" Robot.