Alfred Carlton Gilbert

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American athlete, inventor, and businessman

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According to Wikipedia, Alfred Carlton Gilbert was an American inventor, athlete, magician, toy-maker and businessman. Gilbert is best known as the inventor of the Erector Set and manufactured American Flyer Trains. Early life and education Gilbert was educated at the Tualatin Academy and attended Pacific University in nearby Forest Grove, Oregon, where he was a member of the Gamma Sigma Fraternity. He left Pacific after 1902 and transferred to Yale University, financing his education by working as a magician, and earning a degree in sports medicine.

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