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Handy Craft Construction Sets

Handy Craft was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in Austria from 1947 until the 1950s.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for HANDY CRAFT

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
USA
Dates
circa 1925 to late 1920s
Material
Steel
Thread
8-32
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
19 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.4
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.7

Comments
11h Strip has 1 end flared out & 15 holes has both ends likewise. Flanged Plates have slots forming letters hex & slotted cheesehead.

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A Handy Craft manual for set 3.