A.F. Accessories by Year: 1951

Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21A
Category:Accessory
Name:Imitation Grass
Model Introduced:1951
Finishpainted & lettered
#21A was produced from 1951 through 1956 and has two variations. Imitation Grass was not new in 1951, because it was actually first offered in 1949 and 1950 as catalog number 21 with different packaging. That version came in a clear one-half pound cellophane bag with white lettering. Starting in 1951, the Imitation Grass, as shown in the photo, was issued the new catalog number of "21A" due the change in packaging. The two variations of the #21A are both packaged in a plastic bag however; one has white lettering while the second has red lettering.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:29A
Category:Accessory
Name:Snow
Model Introduced:1951
Finishpainted & lettered
A rare, unopened package of simulated snow.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:31A
Category:Accessory
Name:Railroad Sign Set
Model Introduced:1951
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:566
Category:Accessory
Name:Whistling Billboard
Model Introduced:1951
Finishpainted & lettered
Produced from 1951 through 1954.
Photo
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:708
Category:Accessory
Name:Air Chime Whistle Remote Control Unit
Model Introduced:1951
Finishpainted & lettered
In 1951 and 1952 the #708 was known as "Air Chime Whistle Remote Control Unit". In 1953 and 1954 the #708 was identified as "Diesel Horn Control". Then in 1955 and 1956 the unit was identified as both a steam and "Diesel Sound Device". The #708 is used in conjunction with the following locomotives: 360/361, 360/364, 316, 326, 336, K325, K335, 375/375, 377/378, 470/471/473, 474/475, 477/478, 481, 490/491/493, 494/495.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:774
Category:Accessory
Name:Floodlight Tower
Model Introduced:1951
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © Peter Beckerle

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