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Registered Designs - Meccano

Pre-War

Listed below are all the pre-war registered designs throughout the world which I have so far managed to discover relating to the Meccano. Unfortunately I have so far not been able to find any of the orignal documentation - except for the single American Design

The following design numbers have all been obtained from pre-war manuals or DMS or as stamped on Meccano parts. From 1914 to 1934 patent and design numbers were listed on most of the outfit manuals. Due to lack of documentation, I have only been able to match a design number to a part for those parts on which I have seen the design number stamped on the actual part or as noted in DMS.

UK
Design No. Date
Registered
Date first seen
in a manual
Offical Description Part Picture
577207 26 Jan
1911
1914 Plate for use in Constructional Models (54) 5½" x 2½" Flanged Plate and Sector Plate --
577272 27 Jan
1911
1914 Plate for use in Constructional Toys (52) 5½" x 2½" and 3½" x 2½" Flanged Plate --
648958 2 Jun
1915
1916 Strip for use in Building Constructional Toys (99 - 100a) Braced Girder --
671212 30 Aug
1919
1921 Coupling Element for Coupling Strips to Rods (63b) --
671484 16 Sep
1919
1921 Rack Element for Constructional Toy Outfits (110 - 110a) Rack Strip --
671485 16 Sep
1919
1921 Lathe Face Plate for Constructional Toy Outfits (109)2 1/2" Face Plate --
671534 19 Sep
1919
1921 Internally Screwed Bush (64)Threaded Boss --
671790 2 Oct
1919
1921 Coupling for Connecting Strips to Rods (63b) Octagonal and Strip Coupling --
680416 18 Jan
1921
1921 Element for Use in Constructional Toys (129) Rack Segment --
682208 12 Apr
1921
1921 Element for Use with Constructional Toys (128) Bell Crank --
682209 12 Apr
1921
1921 Element for Use with Constructional Toys (127) Simple Bell Crank --
682934 24 May
1921
1921 Bearing Bracket for Constructional Toys (126 & 126a) --
683011 28 May
1921
1921 Coupling for Constructional Toys (63c) Threaded Coupling --
686112 8 Nov
1921
1922 Corner Bracket for Constructional Toys (133 & 133a) Corner Bracket 133 --
694321 22 Nov
1922
1922 Tuning Finger for Wireless Receiving Sets (421 - 425a) --
694322 22 Nov
1922
1922 Wireless Crystal Set Receiver (No.1 Crystal Radio Receiving Set of 1923) --
698054 17 May
1923
1924 Element for Use in Building Toys (116) Fork Piece - Large --
699653 -- 1924 -- ??? --
699654 -- 1924 -- ??? --
718404 -- 1928 -- ??? --
718731 -- 1928 -- ??? --
733541 21 Nov
1927
1929 Ball Race for Ball Bearing (168b) ??? --
733542 21 Nov
1927
1929 Ball Race for Ball Bearing (168a) ??? --
734378 -- ??? -- Threaded Crank --
740413 -- 1929 -- ??? --
740723 27 Sep
1927
1929 Coupling for Toy Making (171) Socket Coupling --
767865 3 Oct
1931
1931 Part of the Fuselage of a Model Aeroplane (P13, P14, P15) ??? --
777900 1 Nov
1932
1933 Shroud Ring for Toy Aeroplane Unit (P201) ??? --
780819 -- ??? -- Triple Eccentric --
789440 -- 1934 -- ??? --
 
America
Application No. Design No. Title Date submitted Date granted Seen on Part Picture
31997 49308 Design for a Girder Strip 3 June 1915 4 July 1916 100 --
 
France
Design No. Date first seen
in a manual
Part Picture
1705 1914 ??? --
4909 1914 ??? --
19305 1914 ??? --
21784 - ??? --
 
Germany
Design No. Date
Registered
Date first seen
in a manual
Offical Description
(With English Translation)
Part Picture
DRGM 455.056 3 Feb
1911
1914 Konstuktionsplatte für Bauspielzeuge
(Perforated plate for constructional toys)
(52) 5½" x 2½" Flanged Plate and Sector Plate --
DRGM 455.057 3 Feb
1911
1914 Konstuktionsplatte für Bauspielzeuge
(Perforated plate for constructional toys)
(52) --
DRGM 485.392 30 Sep
1911
1914 Scheibe mit eingesetzter Nabe
(Plate with boss secured thereto)
??? --
DRGM 553.578 15 Apr
1913
1914 Beim Aufbau von Modellen verwendbarer Verbindungsstreifen mit rechtwinklig umgebogenen durchlochten Enden
(Connecting strips with perforated ends bent at right angles for use in building models)
(48 - 48d) --
DRGM 570.825 8 Sep
1913
1914 Kupplung für Wellen, Stangen o. dgl. für kleine Maschinenmodelle
(Coupling for shafts, rods or the like for small models of machines)
(63) --
DRGM 578.955 15 Oct
1913
1914 Kupplungsvorrichtung für Wellen, Achsen, Stangen, u. dgl. von kleinen Maschinenmodelle
(Coupling device for shafts, axles, rods and the like on small models of machines)
(63) --
DRGM 734.378 4 Nov
1919
- Bauteil für Bauspiele oder Modelle
(Component for constructional sets or models)
(62) --
DRGM 735.723 -- - ??? (???) --
DRGM 737.337 -- - ??? (???) --
DRGM 737.338 -- - ??? (???) --
DRGM 737.340 18 Mar
1920
- Drehbankplanscheibe für Bauspielzeuge
(Lathe face plate for constructional toys)
(109) --
DRGM 737.554 -- - ??? (???) --
DRGM 738.568(9) 15 Mar
1920
- Spielzeughauelement in Form cines Zahnstengengliedes
(Toy constructional element in the form of a rack strip)
(110 & 110a) Rack Strip --
DRGM 762.149 -- - ??? (???) --
DRGM 764.999 28 Dec
1920
- Spielzeugelektromoter
(Toy electric motor)
1920 electric motor --
DRGM 777.869 19 Apr
1921
- Konstruktionselement für Modellspielzeuge
(Constructional element for toy models)
(33) --
DRGM 778.854 30 Apr
1921
- Kurvenförmig ausgebildete Zahnstange für Konstruktionsspielzeuge
(Curved rack strip for constructional toys)
(129) Rack Segment --
DRGM 779.018 -- - ??? (???) --
DRGM 780.819 14 May
1921
- Exzenter als Konstruktionselement für Beuspielzeuge
(Eccentric as constructional element for constructional toys)
(130 & 130a) --
DRGM 781.395 25 May
1921
- Zapfenlager als Konstrukionselement für Bauspielzeuge
(Trunion as constructional element cor constructional toys)
(126 & 126a) --
DRGM 782.268 1 Jun
1921
- Gewindekupplungsstück als Bauelement für Konstruktionsspielzeuge
(Threaded coupling as constructional element for constructional toy)
(63c) --
DRGM 801.040 17 Nov
1921
- Hülse für Konstruktionsspielzeuge
(Socket for constructional toys)
(64) --
DRGM 801.161 19 Nov 1921 - Eckverbindungspatte für Konstruktionsspielzeuge
(Corner bracket for constructional toys)
(133 & 133a) --
DRGM 850.291 12 Jun
1923
- Gabelelement für Konstruktionsbaukdsten
(Fork piece for constructional sets)
(116) --
DRGM 854.298 -- - ??? (???) --
DRGM 854.299 25 Aug
1923
- Radnabe für Konstruktions- oder Modellbaukösten
(Wheel hub for construction or modelling outfits)
(118) --
DRGM 869.191 -- - ??? (???) --
DRGM 1.044.359 17 Aug
1929
- Kugel- oder Rollenlager
(Ball or roller bearing)
(167 & 168) Roller Bearing --
DRGM 1.062.057 -- - -- Socket Coupling --
DRGM 1.063.006 -- - -- 1928 Steam Engine --
DRGM 1.160.152 -- - -- Rail Connector --
DRGM 1.172.763 1 May
1931
- Aufsetz- oder Steckschlüssel
(Winding key)
(Key for clockwork motors) --
DRGM 1.173.834 -- - ??? (???) --
DRGM 1.173.835 6 May 1931 - Biegsame Kupplung für Baukdsten
(Flexible coupling for constructional outfits)
(175) --
DRGM 1.173.852 -- - ??? (???) --
DRGM 1.176.381 26 May
1931
- Baukasten
(Constructional outfit)
(1931 cardboard parts) --
DRGM 1.179.362 26 Jun
1931
- Selbssätig wirkende Kupplung für Eisenbahnfahrzeuge, insbesondere für Spielzeugeisenbahnwagen
(Automatic coupling for railway vehicles especially for toy railway carriages)
(121a) --
DRGM 1.186.365 28 Aug
1931
- Baukasten zum Herstellen von Flugzeugen
(Aeroplane constructor outfit)
(Aeroplane Constructor Outfit) --
DRGM 1.208.081 -- - ??? (???) --
DRGM 1.241.592 19 Oct
1932
- Motorwagenbauspielzeug
(Motor car constructor outfit)
(Motor Car Constructor Outfit) --
DRGM 1.242.290 19 Nov
1932
- Bauelement für Spielzeugflugzeuge
(Constructional element for toy aeroplanes)
(???) --
 
Switzerland
Design No. Date first seen
in a manual
Part Picture
+22385 - 5½" x 2½" and 3½" x 2½" Flanged Plates and Sector Plate --
+32916 - Rack Strip --
+32917 - ??? --
 

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