#25 Smoke Refills made in 1946.
#25 Smoke Cartridges made in 1947 thru 1956.
(Picture courtesy of
Jacque Marsh.)

#26 Service Kit made in 1952 thru 1956.
(Pictures above and below courtesy of
Gary Good.)

In the mid 1950s Gilbert began a multi-year conversion from blue and yellow boxes
to red an white boxes.  The bottles inside the Service Kit also made the conversion.
I am not aware of any definitive documentation on which products converted in which years.
(Pictures above and below courtesy of
Jae Eisele.)
#27 Track Cleaning Fluid made in 1952 thru 1956.
Click on either picture to see the gallery of
Track Accessories.
(Pictures courtesy of
G. Elliott.)

#40 25 Smoke Cartridges made in 1953 thru 1956.
#23025 Smoke Cartridges made in 1958 & 1959.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)

#23026 Service Kit made in 1959 thru 1964.
(Pictures above and below courtesy of
Chuck Sullivan.)
#23027 Track Cleaning Fluid made in 1957 thru 1959.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)

#23028 Smoke Fluid Dispenser made in 1960 thru 1970.
#23032 Equipment Kit
made in 1960 & 1961 containing: straight track, re-railer,
#23571 Truss Bridge,
track cleaning fluid,
and lubricants.
(Picture courtesy of
an anonymous donor.)
#23036 Money Saver Kit Dealer Display with 12 bottles of track cleaner and 12 bottles of smoke fluid made in 1960, 1962, and 1964.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)

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