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Aluminium Construction Set

Aluminium Construction Set was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It is thought to have been made in the 1950s in the USA


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
USA
Dates
1950s (some significant doubt)
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
8
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.5
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (probably)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Quite similar to GIRDER BILT & by same maker. Also similarities to JUNIOR MECHANIC, made in same town. All have Strips wrongly shown with square ends.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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Below there are manuals/leafets which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


An Aluminium Construction Set instruction leaflet.