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Benco Metall Baukasten Construction Sets
Benco Metall Baukasten was a construction system similar to Meccano. It had a few unusual parts. It was produced in Germany from around 1949 to 1960.
Manufacturer / Distributor
Berthold Neumann & Co. GmbH, Essen, Germany
Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BENCO
Hole pitch <12.7mm
1949 to 1960s (some significant doubt)
Metal / Plastic
10 (see comment *1)
4.5 (see comment *2)
3.5 (see comment *3) (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Some slightly unusual parts including large tooth Gears including combined Gear/Bevel. DIY plastic Plates from Sheets in 4 colours, & Tool to punch holes. *1 4.3-4.5 in other parts. *2 Mod.2.5. *3 Crank Shaft only.
The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here
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