BAYKO Sets #1 to #6 Instruction Manual
'New Series' - 1939 to 1940?
Earliest Version

This Instruction Manual was produced by Plimpton for their 'New Series' BAYKO sets in 1939 and lasted for around 2 years.
There is no printers code to confirm the date for this earliest version, though it was certainly first issued in 1939...
...the second and subsequent versions are clearly later than this, but the date of 1940 is only a guess.
There were also two versions of the 'New Series' manuals which were produced post-war : -
 
I also own another copy of this manual, presumably dated 1940-ish, which has a different BAYKO set price list glued over the original at the top of page 2 - right.
The manual was then reprinted - version 2 - with these prices included.
Manual issued with Sets #1 to 6 around 1940 - page 2, with the new price list oversticker
 
The manual was printed by Robert Johnson & Co. Ltd. of Southport, Lancashire. It comprises 34 black and white pages, including photos of models, on glossy white paper and the insides of the cover, with a two colour cover, printed in red and green on thicker white paper / card.
Size - 220mm x 141mm = 8.7 x 5.6 inches.
 
In addition to this manual, larger sets also included a number of Model Cards which provided detailed diagrams of models which were not printed on the manual pages...
 
 
This being the first version of this style of manual, there can be no differences from any earlier version, however, this is the page which changes in future versions.
An important detail, on the set contents list on page 2, is that the Screws for Base Links are specified as 5BA, though this is not referenced in the Spare Parts Price List on page 4!
There's a type-setting error on page 18 below ["Green Wnidows"] which wasn't corrected until the final post-war version...
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First Manual issued with Sets #1 to 6 from 1939 to 1940 - Front Cover
First Manual issued with Sets #1 to 6 from 1939 to 1940 - Inside Front Cover
First Manual issued with Sets #1 to 6 from 1939 to 1940 - Page 1
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First Manual issued with Sets #1 to 6 from 1939 to 1940 - Inside Rear Cover
First Manual issued with Sets #1 to 6 from 1939 to 1940 - Rear Cover
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