Catalogue vers 1920 ?

Catalogue vers 1920 ?

Meccano Frank Hornby, 1901 Frank Hornby just wanted to make a toy crane as a Christmas gift for his sons, but realised that standardised shapes and connections could create an infinite number of objects. Vision, number, engineering, aesthetics, fun – Meccano offered it all in one magic box. It has been superseded by Lego, another brilliant example of standardisation, but handling nuts, bolts and pulleys gave a greater feeling of connectedness with real-world structures.

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Meccano Frank Hornby, 1901 Frank Hornby just wanted to make a toy crane as a Christmas gift for his sons, but realised that standardised shapes and connections could create an infinite number of objects. Vision, number, engineering, aesthetics, fun – Meccano offered it all in one magic box. It has been superseded by Lego, another brilliant example of standardisation, but handling nuts, bolts and pulleys gave a greater feeling of connectedness with real-world structures.

Meccano

Meccano

Meccano 1947 Foden Petrol Tanker by Nick Rodgers

Meccano 1947 Foden Petrol Tanker by Nick Rodgers

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meccano

Three Model Building Set by Meccano on #zulilyUK today!

Three Model Building Set by Meccano on #zulilyUK today!

Meccano Dozer

Meccano Dozer

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