BAYKO Retail Packs - MECCANO Era

Detailed below are the complete parts lists for the BAYKO Retail Packs from the MECCANO era...
...I hope you find this interesting and useful.
These BAYKO packs can be dated, with some certainty, to June 1962, when they were included in both a BAYKO parts price list, having not been included in the April equivalent, and a MECCANO general products order form, also dated June, 1962...
The MECCANO era BAYKO Accessory Packs Display Rack
MECCANO era pack 2B.
Surprisingly, even though it was approaching 3 years after the take-over, they were being offered to retailers alongside residual Plimpton era stock!
Each pack had a variety of different contents [see below], but...
The price for all the 6 packs was
2 shillings and 6 pence
[=12.5p, 20 cents US, 18 Euro cents]
MECCANO era pack 6B.
Packs were sold from a 'dispenser' [left] - available "FREE on loan" to shops ordering 10 of each pack.
The dispenser measured : -
1' 11" x 1' 6" x 1' 6"
[584 x 457 x 457mm]
If you'd like to know more about these 'dispensers' or Retail Pack Display Racks...
I would guess that pack #6B was the best seller as they seem to be the most difficult ones to find.
 
If you've any idea why the packs were designated 1B [as distinct from 1 or 1A] I'd be interested to hear from you. The most likely explanation is to avoid clashing with another MECCANO product - but which?
 
An announcement on page 31 of the March, 1964 'Toy Trader and Hobby & Model Stockist', a leading publication for the U.K. toy trade, suggests that new packs of BAYKO accessories would be available, however, sadly, these never materialised.
It is almost certain that these packs survived until BAYKO's demise - they were certainly still included in the February, 1966 MECCANO Products Order Form.
The Dispensers to display these packs were also mentioned in a leaflet intended for BAYKO retailers as late as 1963...
 
Click on any of the highlighted pack numbers below [e.g. #2B] to see a photo of the pack.
 
Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
MECCANO Era Retail Packs
B16
Bay Window Cover
2
     
2
 
B18
Bricks - Red
         
12
B20
Bricks - White
         
14
B26
Bricks - Curved - Red
       
6
 
B28
Bricks - Curved - White
       
5
 
B30
Bricks - End - Red
   
6
     
B32
Bricks - End - White
   
8
     
B34
Bricks - Half - Red
     
3
   
B36
Bricks - Half - White
     
10
   
B38
Bricks - Long - Red
     
2
   
B40
Bricks - Long - White
     
4
   
B80
Canopy
1
         
B94
Door
   
2
2
   
B130
Pillar 3-Brick
2
         
B176
Steps
2
         
B190
Window
 
7
4
     
B192
Window Curved
 
3
   
2
 
B194
Window Large
2
3
 
2
   
Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
MECCANO Era Retail Packs
 
Click on any of the highlighted pack numbers above [e.g. #2B] to see a photo of the pack.
 
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