Meccano Manuals 1908 - 1981

1922-1927

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.

Note - The numbers in green are the reference numbers from the list of USA Meccano manuals produced by Kendrick Bisset. See Kendick Bisset's website on Meccano in the United States.
Information on copyright dates etc. is available for many of the American manuals on the USA © Info page.

Print codes of manuals for Outfits 00-7 - 1922-7
(Liverpool)
00 outfit - Single sheet of paper folded twice printed double sided with green print except where noted otherwise.
0 Outfit - Light grey/greeny blue, 'Meccano' in red, rest of printing in dark blue on both front and rear. Top panel is off white with boys clothes in red.
0-3 Outfits - Light buff/green, Printing in Dark Green (front and rear), Top panel is tan coloured.
Book 1 (0-7 Outfits) - Light grey/greeny blue, Printing in Dark Blue (front and rear), Top panel is tan coloured.
The top rectangle panel shows two boys facing inwards towards a Meccano crane. Until 3/24 this was model 239 from the 1919-21 manuals. From 7/24 this changed to model 407 from the 1923-7 manuals
Manual size 9¾" x 6½" (248x168mm) approx.
  Outfit 00
(Folded leaflet)
Outfit 0
(20 pages)
Book A (0-3)
(68 pages)
Book 1 (0-7)
(212/216 pages)
1922 -- No. 22.0
3/22/40(Eng)
922/10(Eng)
 
No. 22A
622/50(Eng)
1022/85(Eng)
1222/25(Eng)
No. 22
622/8(Eng)
1022/10(Eng)
1222/5(Eng)
-- -- 1222/25(Eng)
with 623/5 price list
for Overseas
Print code trimmed off
p205/6 replaced
with price list
822/10 for Overseas
1923 No. 23.00
???
No. 23.0
823/40(Eng)
 
No. 23A
No ref(Eng)*1
 
No. 23
823/8.5(Eng)
1223/2.5(Eng)
1123/5(Can)
(brown print)
-- -- --
1924 No. 24.00
???
No. 24.0
724/40(Eng)
1024/15(Eng)
1124/10(Eng)
No. 24A
724/75(Eng)
 
1224/15(Eng)
No. 24
324/.5(Eng)
724/10(Eng)
1124/5(Eng)
1124/5(O/seas) 324/15(O/seas) 324/25(O/seas)
1124/20(O/seas)
--
1925 No. 25.00
625/20(Eng)
1025/5(Eng)
 
No. 25.0
 
725/60(Eng)
1125/7.5(Eng)
No. 25A
No ref(Eng)
725/100(Eng)
1125/10(Eng)
No. 25
 
725/12.5(Eng)
1125/1(Eng)
-- -- 725/20(O/seas) --
1926 No. 26.00
 
726/25(Eng)
No. 26.0
 
626/50(Eng)
No. 26A
526/5(Eng)???
626/75(Eng)
No. 26
426/2(Eng)
626/10.5(Eng)
626/5(Can) -- 526/20(Aus)
526/10(Can)
526/5(Exp)
526/10(O/seas)
526/1(Exp)
526/1(O/seas)
1927 No. 27.00
127(F)20(Eng)
 
 
No. 27.0
127(F)30(Eng)
427/25(Eng)
1027/25(Eng)
No. 27A
127(F)30(Eng)
427/75(Eng)
1027/12.5(Eng)
No. 27
127(F)5(Eng)
427/10(Eng)
1027/5(Eng)
1927(O/seas)
Print code unknown
127(F)5(O/seas)
???(Aus)
127(F)20(Aus)
127(F)10(Can)
127(F)10(O/seas)
127(F)1(Can)
127(F)2(O/seas)
127(F).5(Exp)

Note *1 - The 1923 Book A does not have a print code. However from examining the contents, it probably should have had a 823/?? print code, as the pages are the same as the equivalent pages in the 8/23 Book A.


Print codes of manuals for Outfits 00-6 - 1922-7
(America)
All manuals had a top rectangle panel showing two boys facing inwards towards a Meccano crane. This was model 239 from the 1919-21 manuals.
00 outfit manual (1923-25) - Single sheet of paper folded twice printed double sided
Manual size 9¾" x 6½" (248x168mm) approx.
  Outfit 00
(Folded leaflet)
Outfit 0
(20 pages)
Outfits 0-3
(68/64 pages)
Outfits 4-6
(100 pages)
1922 -- No. 22.0
(22.3)Instr. for No.0
4-22-20
Original 1922 prices

(Seen under paste-on of ref 23.3)
*2 --
1923 (23.4)C 052325 No. 22.0
(23.7)Instr. for No.0
4-22-20
Prices for outfits 0 and 0a
updated in red for 1923

(Seen under paste-on of ref 23.3)

 
(23.3)Instr. for No.0
4-22-20
With 1923 prices for
outfits 0 and 0a pasted in
over original prices

 
(23.1)B 062315 R
No. 22A
(23.2)B-052340
*2
1924 (24.5)C 032425 -- No. 22A
(24.2)B-052340
As ref 23.2 but
with replacement
page 63/64 stuck in

 
No. 56A
(24.1)Bd-042440
 
(24.4)Bd-112.420
No. 56B
(24.3)Bd-06245
1925 (25.3)C 112525 -- No. 56A
(25.1)Bn-082570
No. 56B
(25.4)C-02255
 
(25.2)C-11252.5
1926 -- -- No. 56A
(26.1)Bn-092638
 
(26.2)As ref 26.1 but with a
reduced prices stamp
on page 62

 
(26.4)[?]-092638*1
Has duplicate parts list
on pages 3/4 & 95/96
No. 56B
(26.3)C-07266
1927 *3 -- No. 56A
(27.2)Bn-072760
No. 56B
(27.3)Bn-07277

Note *1 - Not certain if this manual is genuine or whether it has been made up from a combination of 0-3 and 4-6 manuals.

Note *2 - See the 1916-21 era for other 1922 and 1923 American manuals.

Note *3 - See the 1928-34 era for the 1927 Outfit 00 manual and supplement.



Pagination/contents of Outfit 0 Manuals - 1922-27
(Liverpool and America)
  Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool America America
  No.22.0
(20 pages)
No.23.0
(20 pages)
No.24.0
(20 pages)
No.25.0*1
(20 pages)
No.26.0
(20 pages)
No.27.0*2
(20 pages)
No.22.0
(22.3)(23.3)
(23.7)*3
(20 pages)
No.22.0
(23.1)
(20 pages)
A Talk with New Meccano Boys
The Life of a Meccano Boy
How to Build with Meccano
IFC
(Page 2)
IFC
(Page 2)
IFC
(Page 2)
IFC
(Page 2)
IFC
(Page 2)
IFC
(Page 2)
IFC
(Page 2)
--
A Talk with New Meccano Boys
The Life of a Meccano Boy
Meccano Prize Competitions
Money and Fame for Meccano Boys
How to Build with Meccano
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- IFC
(Page 2)
Particulars & Prices of Meccano Parts Pages
3/4
Pages
3/4
Pages
3/4
Pages
3/4
Pages
3/4
Pages
3/4
Pages
3 - 5
Pages
3 - 5
Outfit 0 models Pages
5 - 14
Pages
5 - 14
Pages
5 - 14
Pages
5 - 14
Pages
5 - 14
Pages
5 - 14
Pages
6 - 15
Pages
6 - 15
A Few Choice Meccano Models Page 15 Page 15 Page 15 Page 15 Page 15 Page 15 Page 16 --
The Meccano Auto Chassis
Special Model No.701
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Page 16
Meccano Inventor's Accessory Outfits -- -- -- -- -- -- Page 17 --
Inventor's Accessory Outfits Page 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Accessory Outfits -- Page 16 -- -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Accessory Outfits and Motors -- -- Page 16 Page 16 Page 16 -- -- --
Meccano Accessory Outfits
Meccano Motors
-- -- -- -- -- Page 16 -- --
Meccano Accessory Outfits
The Meccano Electric and Clockwork Motors
The Meccano Transformer
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Page 17
Hornby Clockwork Trains Page 17 Page 17 Page 17 Page 17 -- -- -- --
Hornby Trains -- -- -- -- Page 17 Page 17 -- --
Meccano Price List Page 18 Page 18 Page 18 Page 18 Page 18 Page 18 Page 18 Page 18
Contents of No.0 Outfit IRC
(Page 19)
IRC
(Page 19)
IRC
(Page 19)
IRC
(Page 19)
IRC
(Page 19)
IRC
(Page 19)
IRC
(Page 19)
IRC
(Page 19)
Meccano Patents
Meccano is More Than a Toy
Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover

Note *1 - The pagination of the 11/25 manual is like the 1926 manuals.

Note *2 - The 1/27 manual is like the 1926 manuals.

Note *3 - Actual copies of American manuals ref 22.3 and 23.7 have not yet been examined,
but they are known to be identical to ref 23.3 apart from the prices of outfits 0 and 0a.

Note 4 - The 0 outfit manual has paper covers and the page numbering included the covers.


Pagination/contents of Outfit 0-3 Manuals - 1922-27
(Liverpool)
  No. 22A
(68 pages)
No. 23A*3
(68 pages)
No. 24A
(68 pages)
No. 25A
(68 pages)
No. 25A
(late)
*1
(68 pages)
No. 26A*4
(68 pages)
No. 27A*2
(68 pages)
A Talk with New Meccano Boys
The Life of a Meccano Boy
Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 -- --
A Talk with New Meccano Boys
How to Build With Meccano
Meccano Standard Mechanisms
-- -- -- -- -- Page 1 Page 1
The Meccano Guild
Meccano Clubs
Meccano Prize Competitions
How to Build With Meccano
Page 2 Page 2 -- -- -- -- --
The Meccano Guild
Meccano Clubs
How to Build With Meccano
-- -- Page 2 Page 2 Page 2 -- --
The Meccano Guild
Meccano Clubs
The Life of a Meccano Boy
-- -- -- -- -- Page 2 Page 2
Particulars & Prices of Meccano Parts Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Outfit 0 models Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Outfit 1 models Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Outfit 2 models Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Outfit 3 models Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Meccano Inventor's Accessory Outfits Page 58 -- -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Accessory Outfits -- Page 58 -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Accessory Outfits and Motors -- -- Page 58 Page 58 Page 58 Page 58 --
Meccano Accessory Outfits
Meccano Motors
-- -- -- -- -- -- Page 58
Hornby Clockwork Trains Page 59 Page 59 Page 59 Page 59 -- Pages
59-60
--
Hornby Trains -- -- -- -- Page 59 -- Pages
59-60
Zulu Clockwork Trains Page 60 Page 60 -- -- -- -- --
Hornby Tank Locos
Zulu Clockwork Trains
Rails, Points and Accessories
-- -- Page 60 -- -- -- --
Hornby Clockwork Trains
Hornby Tank Locos
-- -- -- Page 60*4 -- -- --
Hornby Trains
Hornby Tank Locos
-- -- -- -- Page 60 -- --
Meccano Rails, Points and Crossings
Train Accessories
Page 61 Page 61 ?? -- -- -- -- --
Rolling Stock and Accessories for Trains -- -- Page 61 Page 61 Page 61 -- --
Rolling Stock and Accessories -- -- -- -- -- Page 61 Page 61
Meccano Price List
Clockwork Train Price List
Page 62 Page 62 Page 62 -- -- -- --
Meccano Price List
Hornby Train Price List
-- -- -- Page 62 Page 62 -- Page 62
Meccano Price List
Hornby Train Sets Price List
-- -- -- -- -- Page 62 --
Contents of Outfits Pages
63-64
Pages
63-64
Pages
63-64
Pages
63-64
Pages
63-64
Pages
63-64
Pages
63-64
Meccano Patents
Meccano is More Than a Toy
Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover

Note *1 - The 25A(late) column is for the 11/25 manual.

Note *2 - The 1/27 manual is like the 1926 manuals.

Note *3 - The 1923 edition has not yet been examined - Confirmation of pages required.

Note *4 - The 1926 Colonial manuals (dated 5/26) are the same as the 1925 No.25A manuals. The only exception is page 60 in the Canadian edition which is Hornby Clockwork Trains / Hornby Rails, Points and Crossings.


Pagination/contents of Outfit 0-7 Manuals - 1922-27
(Liverpool)
  No. 22
(212 pages)
No. 23
(212 pages)
No. 24
(early)
*1
(212 pages)
No. 24
(212 pages)
No. 25
(216 pages)
No. 26*3
(216 pages)
No. 27*2
(216 pages)
A Talk with New Meccano Boys
The Life of a Meccano Boy
Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 -- --
A Talk with New Meccano Boys
How to Build With Meccano
Meccano Standard Mechanisms
-- -- -- -- -- Page 1 Page 1
The Meccano Guild
Meccano Clubs
Meccano Prize Competitions
How to Build With Meccano
Page 2 Page 2 -- -- -- -- --
The Meccano Guild
Meccano Clubs
How to Build With Meccano
-- -- Page 2 Page 2 Page 2 -- --
The Meccano Guild
Meccano Clubs
The Life of a Meccano Boy
-- -- -- -- -- Page 2 Page 2
Particulars & Prices of Meccano Parts Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Pages
3-4
Outfit 0 models Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Outfit 1 models Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Outfit 2 models Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Outfit 3 models Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Outfit 4 models Pages
58-83
Pages
58-84
Pages
58-84
Pages
58-84
Pages
58-84
Pages
58-84
Pages
58-84
Outfit 5 models Pages
84-103
Pages
85-103
Pages
85-103
Pages
85-103
Pages
85-103
Pages
85-103
Pages
85-103
Outfit 6 models Pages
104-145
Pages
104-145
Pages
104-145
Pages
104-149
Pages
104-151
Pages
104-151
Pages
104-151
Outfit 7 models Pages
146-191
Pages
146-191
Pages
146-191
Pages
150-195
Pages
152-197
Pages
152-201
Pages
152-201
Interesting Experiments in
Applied Mechanics with Meccano
Pages
192-201
Pages
192-201
Pages
192-201
Pages
196-201
Pages
198-203
Pages
202-203
Pages
202-203
Meccano Inventor's Accessory Outfits Page 202 -- -- -- -- -- --
Meccano Accessory Outfits -- Page 202 ?? -- -- -- --
Meccano Accessory Outfits and Motors -- -- ?? Page 202 Page 204 Page 204 --
Meccano Accessory Outfits
Meccano Motors
-- -- -- -- -- -- Page 204
Hornby Clockwork Trains Page 203 Page 203 Page 203 Page 203 Page 205 Pages
205-206
--
Hornby Trains -- -- -- -- -- -- Pages
205-206
Zulu Clockwork Trains Page 204 Page 204 ?? -- -- -- --
Hornby Tank Locos
Zulu Clockwork Trains
Rails Points and Accessories
-- -- ?? Page 204 -- -- --
Hornby Clockwork Trains
Hornby Tank Locos
-- -- -- -- Page 206*3 -- --
Meccano Rails, Points and Crossings
Train Accessories
Page 205 Page 205 ?? -- -- -- --
Rolling Stock and Accessories for Trains -- -- ?? Page 205 Page 207 -- --
Rolling Stock and Accessories -- -- -- -- -- Page 207 Page 207
Meccano Price List
Clockwork Train Price List
Page 206 Page 206 Page 206 Page 206 -- -- --
Meccano Price List
Hornby Train Price List
-- -- -- -- Page 208 -- Page 208
Meccano Price List
Hornby Train Sets Price List
-- -- -- -- -- Page 208 --
Contents of Outfits Pages
207-208
Pages
207-208
Pages
207-208
Pages
207-208
Pages
209-210
Pages
209-210
Pages
209-210
Index to Models -- -- -- -- Pages
211-212
Pages
211-212
Pages
211-212
Meccano Patents
Meccano is More Than a Toy
Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover

Note *1 - The 24(early) column is for the 3/24 manual (note that pages 195-206 not yet been seen, to see if they are like the 1923 or 1924 editions).

Note *2 - The 1/27 manual is like the 1926 manuals.

Note *3 - The 1926 Colonial manuals (dated 5/26) are the same as the 1925 No.25 manuals. The only exception is page 206 in the Canadian edition which is Hornby Clockwork Trains / Hornby Rails, Points and Crossings.


Pagination/contents of Outfit 0-3 and 4-6 Manuals - 1923-27
(America)
  1923
0-3

(23.2)(24.2)
(68 pages)
1924/5
0-3

(24.1)(24.4)
(25.1)

(68 pages)
1926
0-3

(26.1)(26.2)
(68 pages)
1927
0-3

(27.2)
(64 pages)
1924/5
4-6

(24.3)(25.4)
(100 pages)
1925(late)
4-6

(25.2)
(100 pages)
1926/7
4-6

(26.3)(27.3)
(100 pages)
A Talk with New Meccano Boys
The Life of a Meccano Boy
Meccano Prize Competitions
Money and Fame for Meccano Boys
How to Build with Meccano
Page 1 -- -- -- -- -- --
A Talk with New Meccano Boys
The Life of a Meccano Boy
Money and Fame for Meccano Boys
How to Build with Meccano
-- Page 1 Page 1 Page 1 -- -- --
Meccano - Instructions for Outfits 4-6
Important Notice
-- -- -- -- Page 1 Page 1 --
Meccano - Instructions for Outfits 4-6
The Life of a Meccano Boy
-- -- -- -- -- -- Page 1
How to Use the Meccano Electric Motor -- Page Page 2 Page 2 Page 93 Page 93 Page 93
Particulars & Prices of Meccano Parts Pages
2-4
Pages
3/4
Pages
3/4
Pages
3/4
Pages
95/6
Pages
95/6
Pages
95/6
Outfit 0 models Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-14
Pages
5-11
-- -- --
Outfit 1 models Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
15-22
Pages
12-19
-- -- --
Outfit 2 models Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
23-39
Pages
20-36
-- -- --
Outfit 3 models Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
40-57
Pages
37-54
-- -- --
Outfit 4 models -- -- -- -- Pages
2-28
Pages
2-28
Pages
2-28
Outfit 5 models -- -- -- -- Pages
29-47
Pages
29-47
Pages
29-47
Outfit 6 models -- -- -- -- Pages
48-89
Pages
48-89
Pages
48-89
Meccano Accessory Outfits
The Meccano Electric and Clockwork Motors
The Meccano Transformer
Page 58 Page 58 Page 58 Page 55 -- -- --
A Few Choice Meccano Models Page 59 Page 59 Page 59 Page 56 -- -- --
The "Meccanograph" Designing Machine
Special Model No.708
Page 60 Page 61 -- -- Page 91 -- --
The Meccano Auto Chassis
Special Model No.701
Page 61 Page 60 Page 60 -- Page 90 Page 90 Page 90
The New Meccano Loom Page 62 -- -- -- Page 92 -- --
The Meccano Magazine -- -- Page 61 Page 57 -- -- --
Meccano Price List Page 63 Page 62 Page 62 Page 58 Page 94 Page 94 Page 94
Contents of Outfits Page 64 Pages
63/4
Pages
63/4
Pages
59/60
-- Pages
91/2
Pages
91/2
Standard Details of Construction -- Page 64 -- -- -- Page 92 --
Meccano Standard Mechanisms -- -- Page 64 Page 60 -- -- Page 92
Meccano Patents
Meccano is More Than a Toy
Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover Rear Cover