BAYKO Sets #0 to #3 Instruction Leaflet -
1946 - Version 1

This Instruction Leaflet, unusually stapled at the top in terms of seven of the pages, even though they are landscape orientation, was produced by Plimpton for their first post-war BAYKO sets in 1946. None of the early post-war manuals has "How to Build with BAYKO" instructions, this document fulfilled that role. This is the original version of this document, and is shown courtesy of Ian Cole.
Page 8, [below] is obviously(!) the same size as the other pages, but I have deliberately displayed it in its correct portrait orientation.
Uniquely, page 8 of this version bears the Plimpton company address details 'printed' in white against a black background.
As a piece of trivia on page 3 [below], the word 'showing', on the second line of the first paragraph, has been misspelled as "shewing", an error which Plimpton never corrected.
By far the most interesting page of this original version is page 5 [below], which has three small diagrams which are unique to this issue. The Roof End shown [upper, second from the right] bears no relation to the actual piece, and is a basic, schematic version, presumably drawn before production samples were available. The "Method of assembling sectional roof." drawing [upper, right] also, I suspect, predates production samples and is less than clear to the uninitiated, at whom it was aimed. Drawing 12 shows the Canopy 'incorrectly' supported by the wall, rather than Pillars.
When set #3 was introduced in 1948, this leaflet, or at least one of its successors, was still being included, in that case along with a specific set #3 manual.
There were three other versions of this "How to Build with BAYKO" manual : -
Surprisingly there is also a Canadian version of this document : -
This document, and its successors, were included in post-war BAYKO sets with a number of other manuals : -
It comprises just 8 pages, printed in black on cheap, off-white, newsprint type paper.
Size 178mm x 124mm = 7.0 x 4.9 inches.
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Page 1 of the 1946 leaflet
Page 2 of the 1946 leaflet
Page 3 of the 1946 leaflet
Page 4 of the 1946 leaflet
Page 5 of the 1946 leaflet
Page 6 of the 1946 leaflet
Page 7 of the 1946 leaflet
Page 8 of the 1946 leaflet
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