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Aluminium Construction Outfit
and
Elgin
Construction Sets

The Aluminium Construction Outfit and Elgin were both construction systems using mainly aluminium parts. Both systems appear to use the same parts. They were both made in the UK from the late 1940s into the early 1950s. Not sure yet of the connection between the two.


Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from United Kingdom


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ALUMINIUM CONSTRUCTION OUTFIT

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
after 1945 to 1950s (some significant doubt)
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
4BA (see comment *1)
Boss Type
eyelet
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
23
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.9
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.9
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.2 (see comment *2)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *4)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.2

Comments
Strips not square ended as shown. ELGIN parts same, also probably EASY-DO. *1 Standard 6BA N&B also known. *2 Crank Handle only. *3 Square Nuts on box. *4 Some Nuts plain brass not steel as in parts list.

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Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from United Kingdom


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ELGIN

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
after World War Two to 1950s (some significant doubt)
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
4BA
Boss Type
eyelet
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
23
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.9
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.9 (see comment *1)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.2 (see comment *2)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
(see comment *4)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.3
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.2

Comments
Strips 9/16" wide. Parts as ALUMINIUM CONSTRUCTION OUTFIT. *1 Typical. *2 Crank Handle, no Axles. *3 Square Nuts on box. *4 Bolts plain steel.

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