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Mecanikit
and
Tecnikit

Mecanikit and Tecnikit were both very similar simple Meccano-like constructional systems by the same company. They were both made in the UK in the mid to late 1940s.

Mecanikit


Manufacturer / Distributor

Luton Jigs & Tools Ltd., Bedford, UK


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MECANIKIT

Maker
 
System Type
Certain UK
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
after 1945
Material
Steel (see comment *1)
Thread
3/16W
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
12 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.6
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
9.5(see comment *4)
Bolt diameter (mm)
8.3

Comments
Identical to TECNIKIT. *1 Also aluminium Strips, aluminium/Boss(es), Axles. *2 In Set 0. *3*4 Also hex 9.7 Across flats.

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

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


Tecnikit


Manufacturer / Distributor

Luton Jigs & Tools Ltd., Bedford, UK


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TECNIKIT

Maker
 
System Type
Certain UK
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
after 1945
Material
Steel (see comment *1)
Thread
3/16W
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
4BA
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
33
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.6
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.3
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *2)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
9.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
8.1

Comments
As MECANIKIT. Parts include red Strips, 11 holes Flanged Sector Plate, 5 holes Trunnion. TECNIKIT cast into alloy Pulley. Parts with either round or square corners. *1 Some aluminium parts also exist. *2 Or Square Nuts, same Across flats.

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A Tecnikit manual for set 2
Added 14/01/20