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Mac et Nick Construction Sets

Mac et Nick was a construction system which used eyelet rivets as well as nuts and bolts to make joints. It was produced in France from the late 1940s to the 1960s.

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MAC ET NICK

System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
late 1940 (see comment *1) to 1960 (see comment *2)
Steel / Aluminium (Alloy)
3x.6 (see comment *3)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
100 (more than)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2 (see comment *4)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *5)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *6)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0(see comment *7)
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.8(see comment *8)

Flexible steel Strips 15.6 wide; most parts aluminium. Assembled with Eyelets & some N&B. *1' 47-'70 reported. Also reported: *2 1/8" W; *3 & 9 in some flanges. *4*5*6*7 Also dull plated steel Nuts; Bolts: slotted cheesehead plain steel 5.0, Diameter dull plated brass 5.6.

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

A model sheets for Mac et Nick sets

A leaflet for Mac et Nick construction sets showing how to make the rivetted joints
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A booklet for Mac et Nick construction sets showing all the parts and how to make joints
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

An advertising booklet for the Mac et Nick construction sets
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A leaflet for Mac et Nick construction sets
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Mac et Nick construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)