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Lynx Construction Sets

Lynx metal construction sets were similar to Meccano. It was made in England from 1947 till sometime in the 1950s. It can be divided into three distinct phases A, B & C.

Lynx(a) - 1945-1947


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Certain UK
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1945 to 1947
Material
Steel
Thread
5BA (see comment *1)
Boss Type
push fit
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
22
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
9.5 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.5 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.3
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
(see comment *4)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.2
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.5

Comments
Sets 1-4 known 12/45 plus LINX sets. New parts including rubber Wheel, & Pulley(s), Flanged Plate(s), longer Strips. *1or 6BA. *2Strip 3/8", Flanged Plate(s) ½", Brackets various. *3Flanged Plate(s) 3.8. *4Nuts often Nickel plated steel. 6BA: Nuts plain brass 5.0 or Nickel plated steel 6.4; Bolts plain brass or steel dull plated/nickel 5.1m.

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An instruction leaflet (MB.2) for Lynx(a) sets.

A leaflet concerning a Lynx promotion/competition.

Lynx(b) - 1947-1950


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Certain UK
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1947 to 1950
Material
Steel
Thread
5BA (see comment *1)
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
5BA
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
39
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.8
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.4
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.3
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
(see comment *3)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.2
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.5

Comments
Packets of parts may still be marked LINX. A few parts marked LYNX, some MADE IN ENGLAND. Push-fit rubber Wheel & Pulley. 5x7h Flanged Plate replaced 4x7h. *16BA also known. *2Variations in some Brackets. *3As above.

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An instruction manual (MB.6) for Lynx(b) sets 1 to 6.

An instruction manual (MB.6a) for Lynx(b) sets 1 to 6.

Lynx(c) - 1950 to early/mid 1950s


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Certain UK
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1950 to in production in 1952 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel / Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
5BA
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
5BA
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
23
No. of Parts in System
55
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.8
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.4
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.3
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(probably)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
(probably)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.2(probably)
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.5(probably)

Comments
New parts: including Gears & 3 holes wide Perforated Plates. Sets 1-6, later 1-7, in larger red boxes. Later also an Electrolynx set, a #4 with a small Motor. Later still parts were made of anodised aluminium & mostly marked. *1Perhaps mid-50s.

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An instruction leaflet for Lynx(c) sets 1 and 2.

An instruction manual for Lynx(c) sets 1 to 7.