American Flyer Displays & History

Industry's Open House 

Preparing Exhibit for Eastern States ExpositionBetween May 20th and May 24th, 1952, an open house was held at the Goffe Street Armory in New Haven, Connecticut.  The A.C. Gilbert Co. was a prominent participant in this show and prepared a display.   They wrote about the show in their employee newsletter, The Gilbert News, in the article shown at the left.  This round display had been used before at the Eastern States Exposition, held yearly in Springfield as a combined state fair for the New England states.  Photos of that round display can also be seen in the section on the Eastern States Exposition.  There are several photos of the 1948 version of this display, but there is also a view of this same 1952 display in its appearance at that fall event.  Click on the slide show below for more photos of this display taken at the New Haven Event.

Industry's Open House Photos

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