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    DescriptionIt has now been over a century since Frank Hornby invented a toy to amuse his sons and called it Meccano, coining a word which has entered the dictionary as a term in common usage and is now known all over the world. Hornby's vision of an educational toy became the basis of perhaps the most successful British toy business of the twentieth century. Meccano has amused generations of children, encouraging many to become successful engineers. Roger Marriott here explores the long history of Meccano, charting the development of the various sets and components, which for decades have been interchangeable, and explains the endless fascination of this iconic construction toy.


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    Title
    Meccano
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Marriott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747810568
    ISBN 10: 0747810567
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BIC subject category V2: WCW
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    BISAC V2.8: CRA000000
    B&T Approval Code: A04504900
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24260
    DC22: 790.133
    Abridged Dewey: 688
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000, ANT050000
    DC23: 790.133
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    19 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    Roger Marriott was given his first Meccano set at the age of eleven and as with many boys was immediately captivated by its possibilities of building working models. The visit of a nephew some 20 years later led to a revival of interest in both model-building in Meccano, and collecting Meccano products. Now retired from Her Majesty's Inspectorate and a career in further education he continues to be fascinated by the inventive possibilities of the "Toy that Grows with the Boy."
    Table of contents
    Introduction 'Mechanics Made Easy' to 'Meccano': 1901-8 Meccano 1908-18 Expansion and Consolidation: The 1920s The Golden Age: 1930s Post-War Regeneration: 1945-64 The Final Years: 1964-79 Postscript: After 1980 Chronology of Meccano Further Information Index