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Alcon Construction Sets

Alcon was an interesting construction toy using tubes with special connectors. It was produced in the UK from about 1949-1952.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1949 to after 1952
Material
Wood / Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
----
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
9
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
---
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
---
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
2.3
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
---
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
---
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
Coloured match splints (to be cut to length) push into flimsy formed sheet aluminium Unions to make frameworks. Name not used in original ads by Balfour Supplies Ltd.

Below there are various manuals/leafets which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The Alcon Book of models
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)