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Mechanix(1) Construction Sets

Mechanix(1) was a Construction system very like Meccano. It was made in New Zealand from the late 1940s to the early 1950s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Manufacturer unknown
Wholes Distributor: Mechanix, PO 1364, Auckland, New Zealand


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MECHANIX [1]

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
New Zealand
Dates
late 1940s to early 1950s
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
5/32W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
21
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.4 (see comment *1)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.1

Comments
The lid has a random pattern of Strips with name, 'Educational', & 2 boys with Crane in a centre panel. Unusual concave-sided Trunnion. Some 1" Pulleys had MECHA?IX cast into them. *1 Some 4.0.

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