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Sky-Scraper

Sky-Scraper was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in the the USA, probably soon after World War Two


Manufacturer / Distributor

Ames Mfg. Co. Inc., Rossmor Building, St Paul, Minnesota, USA
Also: 1569 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for SKY-SCRAPER

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
USA
Dates
after World War Two (some significant doubt)
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
6-32
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
20
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.5
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *1)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.1

Comments
3/8" wide Strips, rubber Wheels, & 5 Plates including 2 flanged & 2 with 2 holes deep flanges. *1 Also hex, same Across flats.

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