American Flyer Gabe the Lamplighter
In 1958 Gilbert took the Floodlight Tower accessory and added some action to it in the form of Gabe the Lamplighter. At the push of a button, Gabe takes a step up the ladder on the framework of the floodlight tower. When Gabe reaches the top, the floodlights come on. Push another button and Gabe descends to the ground to start the climb over again.
The Gilbert American Flyer No. 23780 Gabe the Lamplighter accessory took the standard floodlight tower and added the mechanism to animate Gabe. The hut was turned around to allow the string that raises Gabe to exit toward the tower from the mechanism inside. Also the hut roof color changed to red.