A.C. Gilbert American Flyer #23 Artificial Coal

Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:23
Name:Artificial Coal
Model Introduced:1949
Finishpainted & lettered
#23 Artificial Coal was produced from 1949 through 1956 in two variations. Both variations contained approximately one-half pound of coal (which were actually chips of Bakelite). The first variation shown on the left in the photo was manufactured by Paxton for Gilbert in 1949 and 1950. It came in a white cloth bag. On the right in the photo, the second variation came in a 3-1/2" x 9" plastic bag that was manufactured by Colber Corporation for Gilbert from late 1950 through 1956.
photo © Ted Hamler

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