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Ezy-Bilt Construction Sets

Ezy-Bilt was a Meccano-like construction system. In the first phase clips and wedges were used instead of nuts and bolts. It was made in Australia from at least 1933 to around 1970. There were several phases to this system

Ezy-Bilt(0) - Irving/Ezybilt Pty - (around 1933)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for EZY-BILT [0]

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Australia
Dates
known in 1933
Material
Steel
Thread
----
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
 
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1 (see comment *1)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
---
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
Clips with Wedges used to join the MECCANO-like parts. This phase did not last long. Made by George Irving/Ezybilt Pty. Ltd. *1 From a dark red 5*11 holes Flanged Plate stamped EZY-BILT.

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There are currently no manuals/leafets available for this phase.


Ezy-Bilt(1) - Irving/Ezybilt Pty then Colton, Palmer & Preston Ltd - (until circa 1955)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for EZY-BILT [1]

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Australia
Dates
  to 1955 (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
5/32W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
38
No. of Parts in System
88
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2 (see comment *1)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.1
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.0(see comment *2)

Comments
N&B replaced the Clips. Mfr: Irving/Ezybilt Pty. to at least or about '41; then Colton, Palmer & Preston, South Africa. *1 4.1 in some. *2 5.8 also known.

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An Ezy-Bilt manual for sets 1 to 5.

A later Ezy-Bilt manual for sets 1 to 5.

A later Ezy-Bilt manual for sets 6 to 8.

Ezy-Bilt(2) - Ezy-Bilt Ltd - (from circa 1955 to circa 1970)

In 1962 a completely new range of sets came out. At this time a large number of new parts were issued and the parts were all renumbered


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for EZY-BILT [2]

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Australia
Dates
1955 (some significant doubt) to circa 1970
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
5/32
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
38
No. of Parts in System
130
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Mfr: EZY-BILT, Kilkenny, South Africa. Extended range of renumbered parts.

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A 1955 to 1961 Ezy-Bilt manual for sets 1 to 5.

An Ezy-Bilt manual for sets 6 to 8 - an overprinted Colton, Palmer & Preston Ltd manual for the Ezy-Bilt Ltd era.

A 1962 Ezy-Bilt manual for sets 6 to 8.

A 1962 Ezy-Bilt manual for set 9.

An advertising leaflet for Ezy-Bilt. Thought to date from 1957.

An advertising brochure for Ezy-Bilt. Thought to date from date 1950s.

A list showing all the 1962 range of Ezy-Bilt parts, together with previous part numbers and the Meccano equivalent part numbers.