A.F. Product Gallery: Artificial Coal

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:23
Road Name:Artificial Coal
Year Introduced:1949
#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.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:23023
Road Name:Artificial Coal
Year Introduced:1957
The #23023 Artificial Coal was offered by Gilbert from 1957 through 1959 in one variation. It came in an 8oz plastic bag that measures 8" x 2-1/2".
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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