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Philips
and
Norelco Mechanical Engineer

Philips produced both Mechanical and Electrical construction kits for young engineers. It was produced in the Netherlands in the 1960s.

The Philips ME1200 set was also sold in the USA as the Norelco Mechanical Engineer


Philips


Manufacturer / Distributor

Philips Electrical Ltd., Century House, Shaftsbury Avenue, London, WC2, UK


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for PHILIPS

Maker
Philips
System Type
PHILIPS type
Country
Netherlands
Dates
1960s
Material
Plastic
Thread
----
Boss Type
collet fixing
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
15 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
61
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
15.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
5.0
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.2 (see comment *2)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.0 (see comment *3)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
---
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
Sets: Mexico 1200 Mechanical Engineer/Mechanik Experimente; later Mexico 1201 with same (English) name & ME1250 Compact Mechanical Engineer. See also NORELCO. *1 Mod 1.67. *2 Bush. *3*4 Also 2.0mm with 2.3mm Bush.

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A Philips instruction manual for set ME-1200
Added 17/06/20

A Philips advertising leaflet dated 1968
Added 14/01/20

A Philips price list dated 1975
Added 14/01/20

Norelco Mechanical Engineer


Manufacturer / Distributor

Philips Electrical Ltd., Holland


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for NORELCO MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Maker
Philips
System Type
PHILIPS type
Country
USA
Dates
1960s
Material
Plastic
Thread
----
Boss Type
collet fixing
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
15 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
54
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
15.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
5.0
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.2 (see comment *2)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.0 (see comment *3)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
---
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
Set Mexico 1200, identical to PHILIPS Mexico 1200. No NORELCO equivalents of other PHILIPS sets are known. *1 Mod 1.67. *2 Bush. *3*4 Also 2.0mm with 2.3mm Bush.

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