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Meccano Magazine: boys' toys and the popularization of science in early twentieth-century Britain
AbstractMeccano Magazine began publishing in 1916 to advertise the popular children's construction set. By the 1920s it had expanded into a substantial, well-illustrated monthly that eventually achieved a circulation of seventy thousand. Under the editorship of the popular-science writer Ellison Hawks it now devoted approximately half of its pages to real-life technology and some natural science. In effect, it became a popular-science magazine aimed at teenage and pre-teen boys. This articledoi:10.1017/bjt.2018.5 fatcat:lniqr5kooncbnawxd5uw2bdmgm