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Little Jim (2) Construction Sets

Little Jim (2) sets were the same as the 1934-36 range of Meccano-Gilbert sets using split rivets and must date from the same period. Little Jim was the name given to construction sets sold by J.C. Penney (a large US department store).

Manufacturer / Distributor

A.C. Gilbert Co., New Haven, Connecticut

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for LITTLE JIM [2] (Ref:L J2)

Meccano USA
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences and as TRIX (inc MCX)
1930 (see comment *1) to 1931 (see comment *2)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Name used by J.C.Penney for MECCANO - GILBERT [b], q.v. for details, though range of sets & parts probably not as large. *1*2 Need verifying.

Below there are manuals/leaflets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

A Little Jim (2) instruction manual for set 5.
Added 12/12/2020

A Little Jim (2) set 1 box lid.
Added 12/12/2020