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Maxhina Construction Sets

Maxhina was a Meccano-like Construction system with a 10mm hole spacing. It was made in India in (probably) the 1960s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Machino Engineering Industries, Delhi-6, India


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MAXHINA

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
India
Dates
1960s (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
1/8W
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
1/8W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
53 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.4 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.4 (see comment *3)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.2
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *4)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.1
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.1

Comments
Looks like MECCANO but holes smaller. Larger sets than the #9 seen. *1 In Set 9, a No.10 was listed. *2 3.3-3.5. *3 Badly made. *4 Also SR (6.1/5.3); & slotted cheesehead head shown in manuals.

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