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Mex(1) Construction Sets

Mex(1) was an unusual construction system. The strips etc had slots to the edge on them in addition to holes. This UK system was made in Bavaria in the early to mid 1930s.


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

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1933 to known in 1935
Material
Steel
Thread
.140x32
Boss Type
eyelet
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
14
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.1 (mean)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.6
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.5
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.4
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.3(mean)

Comments
Lid has boy with Tower Bridge. Made in Bavaria on No.1 packet. Ni Strips & Wheel Disc with ¼" long slots to edge between holes, & ½" lengthwise slot over some holes. Disc pitch 9.5. Parts joined by N&B or engaging slots.

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A Mex(1) instruction leaflet.