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Modelit(a) Construction Sets

Modelit(a) metal construction sets were similar to Meccano. It was manufactured in the USA. Thought to date from the late 1910s to around 1920. This was followed by a significantly different Modelit(b).


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MODELIT [a]

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
USA
Dates
late 1910 (see comment *1) to early 1920s
Material
Steel
Thread
8-32
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
6-32
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
38
No. of Parts in System
64
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.4 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.2
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.5

Comments
Lid label has boy with black bow tie looking at a Suspension Bridge. Numbered sets. Perforated Plates & Angle Girders instead of Flanged Plates. *1 1916 has been suggested. *2 Some 4.1-4.2 in Plates & Strips.

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/instructions which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The Modelit(a) instruction manual - unfortunately the cover is missing.