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Kettles Konstructional Kit

Kettles Konstructional Kit was a Meccano-like construction system. Most of the plates and strips etc. are aluminium. It was made in the UK at 193 Roman Road, London, dates unknown, but due to the many aluminium parts it is likely to be very shortly after WW2.

Manufacturer / Distributor

193 Roman Road, London E3, UK

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KETTLES KONSTRUKTION KIT (Ref:KKK)

System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm and Meccano principle but sig. differences
United Kingdom
after World War One
Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
15.9 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.5 (see comment *2)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.0 (see comment *3)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: countersunk (slotted)
(see comment *4)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
(see comment *5)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.4(see comment *6)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Data from parts & manual pages. Parts: 4 Flanged Plates, Strips, Brackets, balloon Wheels. *1 In balloon Wheels. *2 5/8". *3 Crank Handle, Axle 2.6 but genuine? *4 cheese head possible. *5 Long Bolts plain brass. *6 1/4"; 3/16 possible.

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