Meccano Manuals 1908 - 1981

Add-On Outfits/Sets

Data on the 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 and details of the Electrical outfit manual
(Liverpool and America)
Manual Size 9¾" x 6½" (248mm x 168mm approx)
  UK Colonial America
1920 720/10 -- --
1921 521/5 -- (21.1)421/5
1922 ?? 720/10
Price overprint on page 26
X1 - 12/6
X2 - 42/-
720/10
Price overprint on page 26
X1 - 18/6
X2 - 68/-
(22.2)421/5
Price pages (27-32) removed

Note - The numbers in green are the reference numbers from the list of USA Meccano manuals produced by Kendrick Bisset. Kendick Bisset's website on Meccano in the United States.

 
Pagination/contents of the Electrical manual
(Liverpool and America)
  Liverpool
(720/10)
Liverpool
(521/5)
1921
America
1922 ?
America
Meccano Electrical Accessory Outfit -- -- Page 1 Page 1
Meccano Electrified Pages
1 - 2
Pages
1 - 2
Pages
2 - 3
Pages
2 - 3
The Block Accumulator Page 2 -- -- --
The Meccano Transformer -- -- Page 3 Page 3
The Meccano Electric Motor Page 2 Page 2 Page 3 Page 3
Models 1-16 Pages
3 - 25
Pages
3 - 25
Pages
4 - 26
Pages
4 - 26
Electrical Accessory Parts Page 26 Page 26 -- --
Models Suitable for Electrical Experiments -- -- Page 27 --
Prices and Particulars of Meccano Electrical Parts -- -- Page 28 --
Particulars and Prices of Meccano Parts -- -- Pages
29 - 31
--
Price List of Outfits -- -- Page 32 --

Note - The pagination for the 521/5 Liverpool Electrical Manual has been taken from a photocopy of a manual which is assumed to be that edition.


Print codes of the Gears and Mechanisms Manuals
Gears 'A' - Size 8¼in. x 5½in. (210mm x 140mm approx)
Gears 'B' & Gears - Size 8½in. x 5½in. (215mm x 140mm approx)
Mechanisms- Size 10½in. x 7½in. (265mm x 190mm approx)
  Gears 'A'
(16 pages)
Gears 'B'
(16 pages)
Gears
(16 pages)
Mechanisms
(20 pages)
1949 7/1049/40 -- -- --
1950 7/650/35 -- -- --
1951 7/351/25 -- -- --
1952 -- -- -- --
1953 7/153/12.5 -- -- --
1954 7/454/22.5 -- -- --
1955 7/255/20 -- -- --
1956 -- 7/656/30 -- --
1957 -- 7/157/10
7/757/12.5
-- --
1958 -- 7/258/10 -- --
1959 -- 7/859/10 -- 13/1059/35
1960 -- 7/260/15
7/1160/10
-- --
1961 -- 7/361/10 -- --
1962 -- 7/362/10 -- --
1963 -- 7/663/15 -- 13/763/75
1964 -- -- -- --
1965 -- 7/365/15 -- 13/365/75
1966 -- 7/766/15 -- 13/1166/10
1967 -- -- -- --
1968 -- -- 7/268/10 --
1969 -- -- 55012
7/669/15
--
1970 -- -- 162122
Meccano Tri-ang
162170
Meccano Tri-ang
Meccano Tri-ang (2nd Imp)
1971 -- -- -- 162170
Meccano (1971)Ltd (3rd Imp)
Meccano (1971)Ltd (4th Imp)
1972 -- -- -- --
1973 -- -- 162122
1973 *1
--
1974 -- -- 162122
1974 (Airfix) *1
162170
1974
1975 -- -- -- 162170
1975 (Airfix) *1

Note 1 - Meccano (Tri-ang) manuals could be either 1970 or 1971

Note 2 - Meccano (1971) Ltd manuals could be either 1971 or 1972

Note 3 - Page numbering includes the covers

Note 4 - Manuals identified with *1 have the Meccano Logo on the rear cover

Note 5 - Manuals identified with (Airfix) have the Airfix Logo on the rear cover.

Pagination/contents of Gears Manuals   Pagination/contents of Mechanisms Manuals
  Gears 'A'
(16 pages)
Gears 'B' & Gears
(16 pages)
    Mechanisms Manual
What are Gears and Why are the Necessary Page 2 Page 2   Introduction Page 2
How to Use Gearing Pages 3-4 Pages 3-4   Gear & Gear Trains Page 3
How to Use Meccano Sprocket And Chain Page 5 Page 5   Gear & Pulley Drives for Meccano Motors Page 4
Rod with Keyway and Key Bolt -- Page 5   Pulley Systems for Cranes Page 5
Mechanisms A.1 - A.14 Pages 6-15 --   The Lever Page 6
Mechanisms B.1 - B.15 -- Pages 6 - 16   Examples of Levers used in Model Building Page 7
Illustrations of Gears in the Meccano System Page 16 --   Intermittent Drive or Start & Stop Mechanisms Page 9
        Gear Drive and Reversing Mechanism Page 10
        Brakes Page 13
        Steering Mechanisms Page 14
        Miscellaneous Mechanisms Page 15
        Cams Page 18
        More Fascinating Mechanisms Built with Meccano Page 19
        Advert for the Meccano Magazine Page 20

Note - Page numbering includes the covers


Print codes/references of the Elektrikit manual
Manual Size 10½" x 8½" (269mm x 216mm approx)
1963 12945
13/163/25
 
Pagination/contents of the Elektrikit manual (42 pages)
Contents of Set Inside front cover
Introduction to Electricity and the Elektrikit Pages 1 - 3
Models E.1 - E.37 Pages 4 - 38
Principal Standard Meccano Parts used in the Elektrikit Models Inside Rear Cover
Meccano Electrical Parts Rear Cover