Meccano Ltd. Brochures and Leaflets

Meccano Ltd Brochures (Catalogues, Price Lists, Leaflets etc.)

Meccano Ltd published a wide range of advertising brochures to promote its products. These are fascinating documents for those interested in the history and development of Meccano and Meccano Ltd

This section of my website provides downloads of a large variety of Meccano Ltd's Catalogues, Price Lists, Advertising Leaflets etc.

Also included in this section are the servicing leaflets published by Meccano Ltd in the early 1960s for Hornby and Hornby-Dublo Locomotives and some Meccano Motors.

NEW - A search facility for brochures has been added, as it can be sometimes be difficult to find the desired brochure(s). See menu above.

For convenience the documents on this website are split into several sections:-

  1. 'The Meccano Hall of Fame'
  2. UK Meccano Ltd Product Catalogues and Price Lists.
  3. UK Meccano & Aero/Car Constructor Leaflets and Price Lists
  4. UK Pre-War Meccano Spare Part Lists (most with prices)
  5. UK Post-War Meccano Spare Part Lists (most with prices)
  6. UK Dinky Catalogues and Leaflets
  7. UK Hornby and Hornby-Dublo leaflets
  8. UK Other Products/Miscellaneous Leaflets
  9. UK Dealer Order Forms and Price Lists
  10. Servicing Leaflets
  11. Meccano Guild Leaflets
  12. Meccano(France) Catalogues and Leaflets
  13. Post 1981 Meccano Catalogues and Leaflets
  14. American Meccano Catalogues and Leaflets
  15. Canadian Meccano Catalogues and Leaflets
  16. English Language - Other Countries Meccano Catalogues and Leaflets
  17. Foreign Language Meccano Catalogues and Leaflets

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UPDATES

8 February 2024 : A search facility for finding brochures has now been added.

7 February 2024 : An Australian 1930 Meccano brochure added. With thanks to Steve Butterworth.

5 December 2023 : A Prima promotional roundel added. With thanks to Tim Gant.

16 August 2023
A new page 'Meccano Hall of Fame' featuring the very best of the Meccano advertising department's work pre-war. This was Greg Rahn's idea and he has kindly supplied all the scans. Note that all the scans on this page are also available on their respective usual pages. Also the 1927 Canadian Meccano products catalogue.

15 August 2023
Three Canadian items added - 1926 Jackie Coogan Visits a Meccano Factory, A 1928 Meccano Products Catalogue, Another 1932 Meccano Products Catalogue. With thanks to Greg Rahn.

9 August 2023
1. A 1975 French all products price list added. With thanks to Richard Payn.
2. A Spanish 1966 Meccano price list from Novedades Poch SA. has been added. With thanks to Richard Payn.

23 June 2023 : Another couple of Canadian items. With thanks to Greg Rahn.

7 January 2023 : Some more Swiss Meccano Parts price lists added. With thanks to Hans Rothenbuehler.

7 January 2023
1. Three more front covers of UK pre-war Meccano Product Catalogues added, with thanks to Pepe.
2. A 1929 Canadian Meccano Products Catalogue added, with thanks to Pepe.
3. A 1930 New Zealand Meccano Products Catalogue added, with thanks to Pepe.

3 January 2023
1. Various Meccano(France) leaflets added. With thanks to Pepe.
2. A 1939 Meccano Parts price list added. With thanks to Pepe.
3. Two New Zealand Meccano price lists added. With thanks to Pepe.
4. Leaflets for Argentina, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands added. With thanks to Pepe.
5. More UK Meccano Product price lists added. With thanks to Pepe.
6. More UK Meccano Parts price lists added. With thanks to Pepe.

20 December 2022
1. A table showing the known availability of Pre-war UK Product Catalogue Covers is added.
2. Two French (Paris) Aero Constructor Leaflets added with thanks to Pepe.
3. A French language Aero Constructor leaflet for the Swiss market added with thanks to Pepe.

8 December 2022 : For completeness I have also added the 1970s reprints of the 1930s Meccano product catalogues.

27 November 2022 : A lot more pre-war Meccano product catalogues added.

5 November 2022 : Meccano only 'Magic Carpet' brochures added. Prints codes 625/30 and 1225/25.

28 October 2022 : Meccano product catalogues added for 1920 and 1921. Both with thanks to Ian Button.

2 October 2022 : Meccano product catalogues and an extra cover for 1937-38. Extra covers only for 1938-39 and 1939-40. All with thanks to Ian Button.

29 September 2022 : Addition of a page containing a load of catalogues and leaflets from Meccano(France) up to 1981.

25 September 2022 : Meccano product catalogues, leaflets etc added to the Post 1981 page.

11 September 2022 : Meccano product catalogues for 1928-29, 1929-30, 1931/32. Extra covers only for 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37. All with thanks to Ian Button.

13 August 2022 : Various Pre-war Meccano & Aero/Car Constructor leaflets/brochures. A Meccano Guild leaflet 16/246/200 added. A 1956 leaflet advertising the Meccano Magazine. All with thanks to Ian Button.

24 July 2022 : A Meccano Parts Display poster added.

8 October 2021 : The 1949 French Canadian Meccano catalogue added. With thanks to Rom Kurtz.

12 April 2021 : Some Finnish Meccano advertising and price lists added. With thanks to John Lagerstedt.

30 October 2020 : Some 1911-14 adverts for Meccano from German papers/magazines added with thanks to Norbert.

16 September 2020 : Post-war Canadian Meccano Catalogues for 1937 and 1938 added with thanks to Greg Rahn.

24 August 2020 : A 1953 instruction leaflet for the A3 Power Controller added to the Hornby Trains page. With thanks to Richard Harrison

14 August 2020 : A lot of catalogues etc. added to the Post 1981 section. Also the final Airfix 1981 Meccano catalogue added to the UK Products section. With thanks to Oscar Felgueiras

7 August 2020 : A 1951 parts location card for the Meccano Parts Display Cabinet No.1

2 August 2020 : Three more 1979 Meccano promotional display items

21 July 2020 : A 1930 Meccano Price List in Dutch for the Netherlands with thanks to Robert Godieb.

21 July 2020 : A 1999 catalogue, a 1994 trade catalogue and some leaflets for 1998 to 2000 added.

11 July 2020 : A new section on UK Dealer Order Forms and Price Lists (mainly 1960s & 70s) added. Also additional items to the UK Meccano Products, UK Meccano Leaflets, UK Post-war Meccano Spare Parts, Post 1981 Leaflets and UK Other Leaflets (Sale of Binns Road Factory info leaflet) sections.

22 June 2020 : A 2005 catalogue and a 2007 trade catalogue added to the Post 1981 Meccano Catalogues Leaflets section.

12 June 2020 : A couple of Mogul advertising leaflets added to the UK Other Advertising Leaflets section.

12 June 2020 : Additional Meccano leaflets to Post-War Meccano Spare Parts, UK Other Leaflets, English Language Other Countries Leaflets and Foreign Language Leaflets thanks to Andrew Lance.

10 June 2020 : Additional Meccano Guild leaflets thanks to Andrew Lance.

6 June 2020 : A 2018 Meccano leaflet and Meccano Lab advertising leaflets added.

5 June 2020 : A circa 1968 Meccano leaflet (72065) added.

3 June 2020 : Post 1981 Meccano Catalogues etc added.

31 May 2020 : The 1934 UK Meccano Products Catalogue added thanks to Ed Veiga.

15 May 2020 : The 1937 Canadian Meccano Catalogue added thanks to Kendrick Bisset.

14 May 2020 : Five additional Meccano Guild Leaflets added thanks to Ron Kurtz.

8 May 2020 : The 1932 and the 1938-1939 Canadian Meccano Catalogues added thanks to Ron Kurtz.

8 May 2020 : The 1933-1934 and the 1934-1935 Canadian Meccano Catalogues added thanks to Ron Kurtz.

4 May 2020 : The 1939-40 and 1957 Canadian Meccano Catalogues added thanks to Brian Dawe.

4 May 2020 : Additional post-war Canadian Meccano Catalogues added thanks to Greg Rahn.

2 May 2020 : Additional Post War Canadian Meccano Price lists and leaflets added thanks to Ron Kurtz.

1 May 2020 : Additional Canadian Meccano Catalogues added thanks to Greg Rahn.

29 April 2020 : The UK 1928 Book of Engineering has been added to the UK Other Leaflets page.

29 April 2020 : Additional Canadian Meccano Leaflets/Catalogues added thanks to Greg Rahn.

28 April 2020 : Additional Canadian Meccano Leaflets/Catalogues added thanks to Greg Rahn.

28 April 2020 : I have rearranged some of the leaflets so that all the foreign language editions are on their own page.

27 April 2020 : Additional Canadian Meccano Leaflets added and are now given their own page. Thanks to Kendrick Bisset and Ron Kurtz.

18 January 2020 : Additional American Meccano Leaflets added. Thanks to Kendrick Bisset.

18 January 2020 : Additional Plastic Meccano leaflets added to the Meccano Advertising Leaflets page.

19 November 2019 : An addition section of American Meccano catalogues and leaflets has been added. Thanks to Clive Weston for the loan of the literature.

4 August 2019 : Additional leaflets - A 1973 Meccano Products promotional leaflet for Dealers and a letter to Dealers concerning the introduction of the Multikit range.

24 March 2019 : Additional leaflets (mainly for the Swiss market) courtesy of Urs Flammer to the following pages - Meccano Products, Meccano leaflets, Pre-War & Post-War Spare Parts Lists, Other Advertising Leaflets, Other leaflets.

18 March 2019 : Additional leaflets to the following pages - Meccano Products, Dinky, Other Advertising Leaflets.

17 March 2019 : A lot more Meccano Spare Parts Lists added - Especially pre-war ones. The page is now split into two - Pre and Post War. Also advertising leaflets and instruction manuals for Hornby controllers, Lighting accessories and Automatic Circuit Breakers

22 December 2018 : The following items added:-
- Servicing Sheets 24, 25, 26 (Meccano Servicing Leaflets)

6 December 2018 : The following items added:-
- c1968 and 1975 Plastic Meccano Advertising Leaflets (Meccano leaflets)

15 November 2018 : The following item added:-
- 1978 Meccano Advertising Poster (Meccano leaflets)

15 August 2018 : The following items added:-
- January 1977 Meccano parts price list (Meccano parts lists)
- Jigsaw Maker instructions (Other leaflets)
- Meccano Seal of Quality slip (Other leaflets)
- Todays Meccano and request for missing parts (Other leaflets) - Some text errors on the Meccano Parts lists page

26 July 2018 : This section of the website published