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Kiko Construction Sets
and
Kitou Construction Sets

Kiko was a Meccano-like construction system. It had black parts with round holes, although the instructions showed elongated holes. It was made in France, in around 1946.

It is thought to have been followed from the same manufacturer by Kitou - a similar system but with aluminium painted parts which had elongated slots on many parts. It was made in France, in around 1946.

Kiko


Manufacturer / Distributor

Etienne Vial, Near Lyon. France


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KIKO

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
France
Dates
1946 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
19
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.4 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: pan (slotted)
(see comment *4)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
KIKONSTRUITOU also possible.. Before KITOU. Black parts with round holes but Model Leaflet has most slotted. *1 Name registered 1947. *2 Angle Girder pitch about 1½". *3 4.3 also reported. *4 Hex Nuts also possible.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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There are currently no manuals, leaflets or photos etc. on Kiko available for downloading. If you can supply any, please get in contact with me.


Kitou


Manufacturer / Distributor

Thought to be the same as Kiko:
(Etienne Vial, Near Lyon. France)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KITOU

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
France
Dates
1946 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
19
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.6 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.4 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: pan (slotted)
(see comment *4)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Followed KIKO. Silver painted parts with round holes at first, then many slotted. *1 Name registered in 1947. *2 Mean, from 12.5-12.7. About 1½" in Angle Girder. *3 4.3 also reported. *4 Hex Nuts also possible.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided


There are currently no manuals, leaflets or photos etc. of Kitou available for downloading. If you can supply any, please get in contact with me.