The Meccano Guild was launched in September 1919 as an umbrella organisation for local Meccano clubs, with the Meccano Magazine serving as a club magazine (in addition to all it's other functions). Prior to the launch, the magazine had run a competition for essays on how entrants would choose to set up a Meccano club.
Meccano Magazine's "Guild" columns then carried regular communications, advice and discussion on running clubs, and each issue also normally featured a small photograph and profile of a local club secretary.
The natural successor to the Meccano Guild is the International Society of Meccanomen.
Launch text, Meccano Magazine, 1919
The Meccano Guild
- A Fellowship of Meccano Boys
- More than a million boys in Great Britain derive their greatest indoor pleasure from Meccano. They form local Clubs amongst themselves for the discussion of Meccano topics, and for mutual help. Thousands of them write to us and ask us to put them in correspondence with other boys, and to help them to start Meccano Clubs where they can meet their Meccano chums. We feel that the time has come for the formation of one great fraternal organisation of which all Meccano boys should become members, and we have pleasure in announcing that we have completed our plans for bringing this about in such a way that even the most lonely boy shall be able to take his part and share the happiness.
- The objects of the Meccano Guild are:
- (a) To make every boy's life brighter and happier.
- (b) To foster clean-mindedness, truthfulness, ambition, and initiative in boys.
- (c) To encourage boys in the pursuit of their studies and hobbies, and especially in the development of their knowledge of mechanical and engineering principles.
Pages in category ‘Meccano Guild’
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Media in category ‘Meccano Guild’
The following 13 files are in this category, out of 13 total.
- How to run a Meccano Club (MM 1924-03).jpg 1,605 × 2,186; 937 KB
- Meccano Guild (MM 1924-03).jpg 1,605 × 2,190; 879 KB
- Meccano Guild advert (MM 1939-01).jpg 1,161 × 1,532; 532 KB
- Meccano Guild club certificate, French (La Gilde Meccano).jpg 900 × 1,200; 687 KB
- Meccano Guild Special Merit Medallions (MM 1924-03).jpg 1,062 × 649; 120 KB
- MM-Section Meccano Guild.jpg 2,188 × 735; 376 KB
- MM-Section The Meccano Guild 2.jpg 2,205 × 660; 562 KB
- MM-Section The Meccano Guild 3.jpg 2,173 × 602; 463 KB
- The Meccano Guild logo (MM 1924-03).jpg 1,522 × 1,325; 329 KB
- The Meccano Guild, certificate (low-res).jpg 531 × 819; 106 KB
- The Meccano Guild, enamelled badge.jpg 1,197 × 1,200; 1.05 MB
- The Meccano Guild, launch, Sept 1919.jpg 1,957 × 2,509; 803 KB
- The Meccano Guild, November 1919.jpg 1,182 × 1,537; 409 KB