American Flyer Double Lamp Posts
From the acquisition of the American Flyer train product line in 1938, the A. C. Gilbert Company included street lamps in the cataloged product line. Several models were developed over the years along with those inherited from the American Flyer Manufacturing Company in Chicago. The first street lights cataloged were the No. 233 and No. 2210 carryovers from Chicago Flyer.
No. 233 Double Lamp Post
1938The No. 233 Double Lamp Post With Two Lights was carried over from the Chicago Flyer products when Gilbert acquired the product line in 1938. Fabricated with sheet metal and enamel painted, these street lamps complimented the smaller O gauge series of trains.
1939The No. 233 Double Lamp Post continued in the 1939 catalog (without the redundant description. This lamp was a better size for the 3/16” trains.
No. 2210 De Luxe Lamp Post
1938Only included in the 1938 Gilbert American Flyer catalog, the No. 2210 De Luxe Lamp Post was fabricated with sheet metal and enamel painted. Clearly a continuation of the Chicago Flyer product line, it complimented the larger O gauge trains that also came from Chicago Flyer. As the larger trains were phased out, this lamp post was also removed from the catalog making it a one year Gilbert product.