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Meccano Radio Sets

Meccano made crystal radio sets both in the UK and in the USA. In the UK because of concerns by the GPO, there was both a ready made and a constructional radio set. In the USA there was just a constructional radio set. They were made in both the UK and the USA from 1922 to the mid to late 1920s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

UK: Meccano Ltd., Binns Road, Liverpool, UK
USA: Meccano Company Inc., Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MECCANO RADIO SET

Maker
Meccano
System Type
Electrical/science
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1922 to 1930
Material
Metal / Plastic
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
44
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Some fibre Plates & standard parts but mostly special parts.

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The Meccano Radio Receiving Set booklet published by Meccano (Liverpool) for the Meccano No.1 Radio Receiver
Added 18/03/21

The Meccano Radio Receiving Set instructions published by Meccano (America) for the constructional Meccano Radio Receiving Set
Added 18/03/21