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L'Ingénieur Constructeur,
Écépé
and
Mécanic(2)

This system was very similar to Meccano. It was originally called L'Ingénieur Constructeur (1912 to 1914). The system then developed into Écépé (1914 to 1919) and then finally into Mécanic(2) (1921 to 1923). The sets sere all subtitled 'Le Petite Ingenieur Français' It was made in France.


L'Ingénieur Constructeur


Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for L'INGÉNIEUR CONSTRUCTEUR

Maker
Jouets de Paris
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
France
Dates
1912 to 1914
Material
Steel
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
 
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1 (probably)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.9 (probably)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
First version of MÉCANIC [2], with ÉCÉPÉ between.

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


Écépé


Manufacturer / Distributor

Jouets de Paris, Montreuil, Near Paris, France


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ECEPE

Maker
Jouets de Paris
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
France
Dates
1915 to 1919
Material
Steel
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
 
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1 (probably)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.9 (probably)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Followed L'INGÉNIEUR CONSTRUCTEUR and preceded MÉCANIC [2]. Probably not made in later WW1 years.

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


Mécanic(2)


Manufacturer / Distributor

Constructions Metalliques, Depose. made at Montreuil near Paris, France


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MÉCANIC [2]

Maker
Jouets de Paris
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
France
Dates
1921 to 1923
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
5/32W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
80 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3 (see comment *1)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.9 (see comment *2)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.4
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.4

Comments
MÉCANIC LE PETIT INGENIEUR FRANÇAIS on lid. Wide-tipped Propeller, Spoked Wheels, Toothed Segment, etc. After L'INGÉNIEUR CONSTRUCTEUR & ÉCÉPÉ. *1 A few holes smaller; also reported as 4.1. *2 Reported.

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A Mécanic(2) manual.
(Added 28/06/2019)