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Bild-A-Set Construction Sets

Bild-A-Set was a simple construction system using cardboard parts held together with wooden dowels. It was made in the USA from around 1943 to 1946 and exported to Argentina.

Manufacturer / Distributor

D.A. Pachter Co. Toy Division, Merchantise Mart, Chicago, USA

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BILD-A-SET

System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
circa 1943 to after 1946
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
38.1 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
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)

Cardboard parts held together by push-fit Pegs & Rods. *11½", also 3", 1", ¾", & others.

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