BAYKO Sets #1 to #5 Instruction Manual - 1934

This was the second version of the first Instruction Manual produced by Plimpton for their BAYKO sets...
The only difference between this version and the original is a typo on the heading of Page 27...
...now fully corrected in this version.
There is no printers code to confirm the date that the manual was printed, but set #6, not included here, was launched in 1935 and so it's unlikely that the there was more than one manual designed in such a short time.
 
It comprises 48 black and white pages, including photos of models, all on glossy white paper, with a two colour cover, printed in red and green on beige mat card.
Size - 187mm x 146mm = 7.3 x 5.75 inches.
 
The use of black and white photos for all the models shown in the manual must have represented a significant investment and commitment to the future of BAYKO.
 
 
Click on any of the thumbnail images to see a larger sized image.
 
There is an interesting anomaly in the model of a "Bungalow with Front Porch and Side Verandah" depicted on page 8 below...
...the 2 Windows which flank the front porch on the model are clearly white, not the green which would have matched the others on the model.
Officially these Windows weren't produced for several months, until the #6 set was launched!
Oh yes - there's something odd about the models photographed for this manual - can you spot it?
...the answer is down at the bottom, just after the last page.
 
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The inside of the
rear cover
is totally blank.
Manual issued with Sets #1 to 5 in 1934 - Rear Cover
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If you look at the bases used in the pictures you'll see that they aren't BAYKO bases at all, but blocks of some kind, varnished and drilled to provide the necessary holes...
...the evidence is just about visible in the photographs, because you can see the occasional hole drilled for a previous model as the "bases" were re-used for different models...
...thanks to 'eagle eyes' Gary Birch for noticing this!!!
 
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