Analysis of Meccano Manuals

1934-1937

Data on Meccano Manuals

Confirmation of those print codes in red is required (Scans of these manuals would also be appreciated)
Also details of any editions not included - especially overseas editions, would be appreciated

Print codes of Main Outfit A-L manuals - 1934/5
Bright Red cover in thin paper, Black print.
Boy on left with Meccano blocksetter in centre. Real blocksetter in white circle on the right.
Manual size 11" x 8 ¼" (280x210mm) approx
  Outfit A
(16 pages)
Outfits A-B
(32/36 pages)
Outfits A-C
(52/56 pages)
Outfits A-D
(56/60 pages)
Outfits A-E
(64/68 pages)
Outfits F-L
(120 pages)
1934 34A
13/834/40(UK) *1
13/1134/10(2P)(UK)
34A-B
13/834/25(UK)
 
34A-C
13/834/21(UK)
 
34A-D
13/834/12(UK) *1
 
34A-E
13/834/12(UK)
 
34F-L
13/834/8.5(UK) *1
 
1935 35A
13/635/20(UK)
35A-B
13/635/30(UK)
35A-C
13/635/21(UK)
35A-D
13/635/12(UK) *1
35A-E
13/635/9(UK)
35F-L
13/635/3.5(UK)
-- -- -- 13/735/1.55(Aus/Ex)
  
13/735/1.6(Aus/Ex) *1
13/735/1.1(NZ/SA)
13/735/.25 (Can)
13/735/1.6(Aus/Ex)
13/735/.5(NZ/SA)
 

Note - Where there are two different numbers of pages noted for a manual, the first number is for the 1934 edition and the second one for the 1935 edition
Note *1 - These manuals have also been seen over-printed for use during the war - See the 1941 era for more details

Print codes of Main Outfit O-L manuals - 1936/7
Bright Red cover in thin paper, Black print.
Boy on left with Meccano blocksetter in centre. Real blocksetter in white circle on the right.
Manual size 11" x 8 ¼" (280x210mm) approx
  Outfit O
(16 pages)
Outfits O-A
(24 pages)
Outfits O-B
(44 pages)
Outfits O-C
(64 pages)
Outfits O-D
(68 pages)
Outfits O-E
(76 pages)
Outfits F-L
(116 pages)
1936 36O
13/636/47(UK)
 
36O-A
13/636/32.5(UK)
 
36O-B
13/636/10(UK)
 
36O-C
13/636/18.5(UK)
31/1236/7(UK) *1 *2
36O-D
13/636/7.5(UK)
31/1236/3(UK) *1*2
36O-E
13/636/11(UK) *1
31/1236/5(UK) *1*2
36F-L
13/636/7.5(UK)
 
 
13/636/6(Can)
13/636/5(SA/NZ)
--  
13/636/4(Can)
 
-- 13/636/.5(Aus)
13/636/1.75(Can)
 
13/636/.75(Aus)
 
 
13/636/.35(Aus)
 
 
1937 -- 37O-A
13/137/15(ENG-SP) *1
 
37O-B
13/137/12(ENG-SP)
 
37O-C
13/137/6(ENG-SP) *1
 
37O-D
13/137/1.5(ENG-SP)
 
37O-E
13/137/2(ENG-SP) *1
 
37F-L
13/137/1.2(ENG-SP)
13/637/1.2(ENG-UNIV) *1

Note *1 - These manuals have also been seen over-printed for use during the war - See the 1941 era for more details
Note *2 - All the '1236' manuals appear to have a typo with a '31' suffix. Do any exist as the normal '13'.

Print codes of Accessory outfit Oa-Da manuals - 1934-37
Bright Orange cover in thin paper, Black print.
Boy on left with Meccano blocksetter in centre. Real blocksetter in white circle on the right.
Manual size 11" x 8 ¼" (280x210mm) approx
  Outfit Oa
(12 pages)
Outfit Aa
(20 pages)
Outfit Ba
(24 pages)
Outfit Ca
(12 pages)
Outfit Da
(12 pages)
1934 -- 34Aa
13/834/7.5(UK)
34Ba
13/834/7.5(UK) *1
34Ca
13/834/6(UK) *1
34Da
13/834/4(UK)
1935 -- 35Aa
13/635/4.5(UK) *1
35Ba
13/635/3.5(UK)
35Ca
13/635/3(UK) *1
35Da
13/635/1.75(UK)
-- 13/635/.45(Aus) 13/635/.525(Aus/Ex) 13/635/.225(NZ/SA) --
1936 36Oa
13/636/6(UK)
13/936/6(2P)(UK) *1
36Aa
13/636/2(UK)
 
36Ba
13/636/3.25(UK)
 
36Ca
13/636/2.5(UK)
 
36Da
13/636/2(UK)
 
-- -- -- 13/636/.25(ENG.X) 13/636/.3(Can)
1937 37Oa
13/137/15(ENG-SP)
37Aa
13/137/2.5(ENG-SP) *1
37Ba
13/137/2.5(ENG-SP) *1
37Ca
13/137/2(ENG-SP) *1
37Da
13/137/1(ENG-SP)

Note *1 - These manuals have also been seen over-printed for use during the war - See the 1941 era for more details


Pagination/contents of Main Outfit A-L manuals - 1934
  Outfit A
(16 pages)
Outfit A-B
(32 pages)
Outfit A-C
(52 pages)
Outfit A-D
(56 pages)
Outfit A-E
(64 pages)
Outfit F-L
(120 pages)
Introduction Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover
Models A1 - A101 Pages
1 - 8
Pages
1 - 8
Pages
1 - 8
Pages
1 - 8
Pages
1 - 8
--
Models B1 - B121 -- Pages
9 - 22
Pages
9 - 22
Pages
9 - 22
Pages
9 - 22
--
Models C1 - C111 -- -- Pages
23 - 40
Pages
23 - 40
Pages
23 - 40
--
Models D1 - D30 -- -- -- Pages
41 - 46
Pages
41 - 46
--
Models E1 - E33 -- -- -- -- Pages
47 - 52
--
Models F1 - F42 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 12
Models G1 - G66 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
13 - 38
Models H1 - H46 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
39 - 58
Models K1 - K45 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
59 - 88
Models L1 - L43 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
89 - 112
Meccano Motors Page 10 Page 23 Page 41 Page 47 Page 53 Page 113
Build Bigger and Better Models Page 9 Page 24 Page 42 Page 48 Page 54 --
The Possibilities of Meccano
are Unlimited
-- Page 25 Page 43 Page 49 Page 55 --
A Selection of Meccano
Standard Mechanisms
-- -- Pages
44 - 45
-- Pages
56 - 57
--
Contents of Meccano outfits
and Complete List of Parts
Pages
11/12/IRC
Pages
26 - 28
Pages
46 - 48
Pages
50 - 52
Pages
58 - 60
Pages
114-116
List of Models in the Manual -- Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover
Meccano Parts and Accessories
(Illustrated)
Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover
 

Pagination/contents of Main Outfit A-L manuals - 1935
  Outfit A
(16 pages)
Outfit A-B
(36 pages)
Outfit A-C
(56 pages)
Outfit A-D
(60 pages)
Outfit A-E
(68 pages)
Outfit F-L
(120 pages)
Introduction Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover
Models A1 - A98 Pages
1 - 9
Pages
1 - 9
Pages
1 - 9
Pages
1 - 9
Pages
1 - 9
--
Models B1 - B121 -- Pages
10 - 25
Pages
10 - 25
Pages
10 - 25
Pages
10 - 25
--
Models C1 - C111 -- -- Pages
26 - 45
Pages
26 - 45
Pages
26 - 45
--
Models D1 - D30 -- -- -- Pages
46 - 51
Pages
46 - 51
--
Models E1 - E33 -- -- -- -- Pages
52 - 57
--
Models F1 - F42 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 12
Models G1 - G66 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
13 - 38
Models H1 - H46 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
39 - 58
Models K1 - K45 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
59 - 88
Models L1 - L43 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
89 - 112
Build Bigger and Better Models Page 10 Page 26 Page 46 Page 52 Page 58 --
The Possibilities of Meccano
are Unlimited
-- Page 27 Page 47 -- -- --
Meccano Motors Page 11 Page 28 Page 48 Page 53 Page 59 Page 113
Contents of Meccano Outfit A Page 12 -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Mechanisms Page 12 -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Standard Mechanisms -- Page 29 Page 49 -- -- --
A Selection of Meccano
Standard Mechanisms
-- -- -- -- Pages
60 - 61
--
Contents of Meccano outfits
and Complete List of Parts
-- Pages
30 - 32
Pages
50 - 52
Pages
54 - 56
Pages
62 - 64
Pages
114 - 116
List of Meccano Parts Inside Rear Cover -- -- -- -- --
List of Models in the Manual -- Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover
Meccano Parts and Accessories
(Illustrated)
Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover
 

Pagination/contents of Main Outfit O-L manuals - 1936/7
  Outfit O
(16 pages)
Outfit O-A
(24 pages)
Outfit O-B
(44 pages)
Outfit O-C
(64 pages)
Outfit O-D
(68 pages)
Outfit O-E
(76 pages)
Outfit F-L
(1936)

(116 pages)
Outfit F-L
(1937)

(116 pages)
Introduction Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover
Models O1 - O120 Pages
1 - 8
Pages
1 - 8
Pages
1 - 8
Pages
1 - 8
Pages
1 - 8
Pages
1 - 8
-- --
Models A1 - A97 -- Pages
9 - 17
Pages
9 - 17
Pages
9 - 17
Pages
9 - 17
Pages
9 - 17
-- --
Models B1 - B121 -- -- Pages
18 - 33
Pages
18 - 33
Pages
18 - 33
Pages
18 - 33
-- --
Models C1 - C111 -- -- -- Pages
34 - 53
Pages
34 - 53
Pages
34 - 53
-- --
Models D1 - D30 -- -- -- -- Pages
54 - 59
Pages
54 - 59
-- --
Models E1 - E33 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
60 - 65
-- --
Models F1 - F42 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 12
Pages
1 - 12
Models G1 - G66 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
13 - 38
Pages
13 - 38
Models H1 - H46 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
39 - 58
Pages
39 - 58
Models K1 - K43 (1936)
Models K1 - K38 (1937)
-- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
59 - 87
Pages
59 - 85
Models L1 - L36 (1936)
Models L1 - L35 (1937)
-- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
88 - 108
Pages
86 - 106
Build Bigger and Better Models Page 10 Page 18 Page 34 Page 54 Page 60 Page 66 -- --
The Possibilities of Meccano
are Unlimited
-- -- Page 35 Page 55 -- -- -- --
Meccano Motors Page 9 -- Page 36 Page 56 Page 61 Page 67 Page 109 Page 107
Contents of Meccano Outfit O Page 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Contents of Meccano Outfit A -- Page 19 -- -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Mechanisms Page 11 Page 19 -- -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Standard Mechanisms -- -- Page 37 Page 57 -- -- -- --
A Selection of Meccano
Standard Mechanisms
-- -- -- -- -- Pages
68 - 69
-- Pages
108-109
Contents of Meccano outfits -- -- Pages
38 - 40
Pages
58 - 60
Pages
62 - 64
Pages
70 - 72
Pages
110-112
Pages
110-112
List of Meccano Parts Page 12 Page 20 -- -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Parts and Accessories
(Illustrated)
Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover
Tower Bridge /
Meccano is More Than a Toy
Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover
 

Pagination/contents of Accessory outfit Oa-Da manuals - 1934-37
  Outfit Oa
(12 pages)
1934
Outfit Aa

(20 pages)
1935/7
Outfit Aa

(20 pages)
1934
Outfit Ba

(24 pages)
1935/7
Outfit Ba

(24 pages)
Outfit Ca
(12 pages)
Outfit Da
(12 pages)
Introduction Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover Inside front cover
Models A1 - A97 Pages
1 - 8, IRC
-- -- -- -- -- --
Models B1 - B121 -- Pages
1 - 14
Pages
1 - 16
-- -- -- --
Models C1 - C111 -- -- -- Pages
1 - 18
Pages
1 - 20
-- --
Models D1 - D30 -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 6
--
Models E1 - E33 -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
1 - 6
Build Bigger and Better Models -- Page 15 -- Page 19 -- Page 7 Page 7
The Possibilities of Meccano
are Unlimited
-- -- -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Motors -- Page 16 -- Page 20 -- Page 8 Page 8
A Selection of Meccano
Standard Mechanisms
-- -- -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Parts & Acesories (1934)
List of Meccano Parts (1935-7)
-- Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover Inside Rear Cover
Meccano Parts and Accessories
(Illustrated)
-- Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover
Tower Bridge /
Meccano is More Than a Toy
Rear Cover -- -- -- -- -- --
 

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