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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 (Ref:MCR)

System Type
United Kingdom
1922 to 1930
Metal / Plastic
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
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)

Some fibre Plates & standard parts but mostly special parts.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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

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