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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.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BENCO

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
1949 to 1960s (some significant doubt)
Material
Metal / Plastic
Thread
M4
Boss Type
not tapped
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
10 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
77
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.5
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.5 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.5 (see comment *3) (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.0

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


The manual for Benco Metall Baukasten set A (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The manual for Benco Metall Baukasten set B (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Another manual for Benco Metall Baukasten set B (in German)

The manual for Benco Metall Baukasten set C/D (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The manual for Benco Metall Baukasten Gears set (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The German patent for Benco Metall Baukasten
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Benco construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)