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Dan Dare / Ajet Construction Sets

Dan Dare and Ajet sets were a construction system with special parts to make rocket ships and jet aircraft. The Dan Dare sets date from around 1953/4. The Ajet sets which were a development of the Dan Dare sets and date from the late 1950s. It was made in the UK.


Manufacturer / Distributor

A & M Bartram, 25 Johnstone Street, Birmingham 16, UK.
Also at 796a Stratford Road, Birmingham 11, UK


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for DAN DARE

Maker
 
System Type
Aerospace
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1953 to after 1954
Material
Steel
Thread
4BA
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
26
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (multiples of value shown, including half.)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.8
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
---
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.2

Comments
2 ranges of special parts in a) Rocket Builder, & b) Spaceship Builder sets,with a few common to both. Thread and N&B data need verifying.

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Manufacturer / Distributor

Made for and/or distributed by Cowan de Groot Ltd., UK


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for AJET

Maker
 
System Type
Aerospace
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
late 1950s (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
4BA
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
28
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (multiples of value shown, including half.)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.0 (mean)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
---
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.2(mean)

Comments
Development of DAN DARE, with no Angle Girders but some new parts to make a range of jet aircraft.

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