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Esco Construction System

Esco was a Meccano-like construction system which used thick strips made from a lead alloy. It was made in the UK in around 1925.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Esco Products, UK


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ESCO

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
circa 1925
Material
Steel / Zinc (Alloy) / Plastic
Thread
2BA
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
6BA
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
28 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
5.0
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.9
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.8
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *2)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.2
Bolt diameter (mm)
8.1(see comment *3)

Comments
Strips (4mm thick) & Wheels are cast from zinc alloy. Parts included mouldable Plastic Sheet. *1 For No 1 Set. *2 Nuts: plain brass, 2.8mm thick. *3 Also 8.0.

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