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Kitano Construction Sets

Kitano was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was made in the UK in around 1947.

Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from United Kingdom

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KITANO

System Type
Very like Meccano
United Kingdom
after 1947
Steel / Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2 (mean)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Strips & Brackets, no wheels or axles. Most parts steel but Double Angle Strip aluminium. Holes 3.9-4.4. Parts not unlike LYNX but holes larger.

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A Kitano parts envelope for set 00.

A Kitano manual for set 0.