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Lynncraft Construction Sets
and
Mickey Mouse Construction Sets

Lynncraft was a simple construction system with strips and flanged plates. It was made in the USA in around 1946.

Mickey Mouse sets were basically repackaged Lynncraft sets. Presumably sold by or in association with Walt Disney Productions.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Lynn Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Glendale 1, California, USA


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for LYNNCRAFT

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
USA
Dates
1946
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
8-32
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
6-32
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
18
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.8
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *2)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.6
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.5(see comment *3)

Comments
Strips with end holes & groove between for strength. Flanged Plate top has staggered 1” pitch holes. LYNNCRAFT moulded in Tyres. *1 Mostly, also 3/8, 3/4", & others. *2 Also square Nuts. *3 Also 6.3.

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


Mickey Mouse


Manufacturer / Distributor

Made by: Lynn Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Glendale 1, California, USA
Distributor: Hollywood Toycraft Inc ('Copyright Walt Disney Productions' also on the box)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MICKEY MOUSE

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
USA
Dates
1948 (see comment *1)
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
8-32
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
6-32
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
18
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.8
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
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.7
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Basically repackaged LYNNCRAFT sets. *1 Copyright date 1947 on model sheet. *2 Mostly, but also 3/8", 3/4", & others

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. of Mickey Mouse available for downloading. If you can supply any, please get in contact with me.