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Modern-Morecraft
and
Skipper Toy

Modern-Morecraft was originally Meccano-Morecraft made by Erector. It was then sold off to the Skipper Toy Co. in 1937 who then marketed as Modern-Morecraft(a). After a year or two the manufacturer changed to Morecraft Corp (Modern-Morecraft(b)). It was made in the USA from 1937 to at least 1946.

The Morecraft Corp also sold some sets of this system under the 'Skipper Toy' name in around 1938.

Modern-Morecraft(a) - Skipper Toy Co.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Skipper Toy Co. Inc., Bramford, Connecticut, USA


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MODERN-MORECRAFT [a]

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
USA
Dates
1937
Material
Steel
Thread
8-32
Boss Type
single-tapped (see comment *1)
Boss Thread
6-32
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
24
No. of Parts in System
64
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Mfr: Skipper Toy Co. The lid is darkish & has 3 small boys, a dog, & a model. Parts probably identical to MECCANO-MORECRAFT. *1 Key fixing for some parts. *2 Most, not all, 12.7x. *3 Also Snap Rivets.

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

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A Modern_Morecraft(a) manual dated 1937.

Modern-Morecraft(b) - Morecraft Corp.


Manufacturer / Distributor

The Morecraft Corporation, Bramford / New London, Connecticut USA


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MODERN-MORECRAFT [b]

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
USA
Dates
  to known in 1946
Material
Steel
Thread
8-32
Boss Type
separate threaded boss (see comment *1)
Boss Thread
6-32
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
24
No. of Parts in System
62
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.4 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0 (mean)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *4)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Mfr: Morecraft Corp. In '46 lid blue with 3 boys & Bridge. Later sets had red lids with name top left & 'MORECRAFT POWER Equipped' bottom rt. *1with hex Nut. & some single tapped. *2Most 12.7x, also 1/3" & others. *34.3 in most other parts. *4+Snap Rivets.

NOTE - This system is covered in the MCS document above, so it is not repeated.

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


A Modern_Morecraft(b) manual dated 1946.

Skipper Toy


Manufacturer / Distributor

The Morecraft Corporation, Bramford / New London, Connecticut USA


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for SKIPPER TOY

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
USA
Dates
known in 1938
Material
Steel
Thread
8-32
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
20
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
---
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)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Parts probably as MODERN-MORECRAFT [b] despite date, but clarification needed. *1 12.7x, also 1/3" & others.

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There are currently no manuals, leaflets or photos etc. of Skipper Toy available for downloading. If you can supply any, please get in contact with me.