1958 - 1962 LATE RED AND GREEN

set 5

1958 Saw a revision to packaging and colours. However the colours where still in Red and Green but in much brighter shades. There was however an introduction of blue on some of the larger wheels. The boxes where changed again in 1959 to included plastic trays to hold the parts rather than the strung cards arrangement that had been used for some time. These though where very thin (plastic was still expensive!) resulting in the trays being easily broken. The boxes in red, green and white showed a model that could be made from the set. Building on the early gears set Meccano introduced the larger Mechanisms set in 1959. This was basically a larger gears set with combined with some other meccano parts needed to complete the mechanisms. Set 10 was now put in a 3 drawer cabinet.

During this period no new parts where introduced.

Meccano Periods

1901-1908

1909 -1926

1927-1934

1935-1937

1938-1940

1945-1958

1959-1962

1963-1970

1971-1978

1979

 

 

Manuals for this period

Set 0

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Set 5

Set 6

Sets 7 & 8

Set 9

Set 10

Mechanisms

   
Sets in this Period
Set No Year Notes
0 1945  
1 1945  
2 1945  
3 1945  
4 1946  
5 1946  
6 1948  
7 1948  
8 1948  
9 1948  
10 1950  
  1956 Gears Set B
  1959 Mechanisms
Motors in this Period
Number Year Description
1a 1912 Renamed No 1 Clockwork Reversing Motor
1 1931 Clockwork Non Reversing
1 1931 Clockwork Reversing
Magic 1932  
E-06 1938

6 Volt Motor

E020 1934 20 Volt Electric
EO20R 1949 20 Volt Electric