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Mecanic(5) Construction Sets

Mecanic(5) was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in Germany in 1947/8. It then changed its name to MEKANIK (See MEKANIK(1)).


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
1948 to 1949
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
13 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
51 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: dome (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.5

Comments
Earlier name of MEKANIK [1]. Data from parts believed MEKANIK. *1 Mod 2. *2 In only manual seen, for Sets 1 & 2, but no doubt more in Set 3.

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


A Mecanic(5) manual for sets 20-23
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Mecanic(5) construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)