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Erekit and Bildico(1) Construction Sets

Erekit and Bildico(1) were both simple construction system using rods held together with clips made in the UK. Erekit came first in around 1913 to 1915. Bildico(1) is identical to and is thought to follow on from Erektit and was made probably during World War One.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Eisenmann & Co., UK


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for EREKTIT

Maker
 
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
circa 1913 to known in 1915
Material
Steel
Thread
1/8W
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
1/8W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
29
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Variable
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
2.9
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.3
Bolt diameter (mm)
4.8

Comments
Rods & Strips push into Clips which can bolt together. Strips have only end holes & slightly crenellated edges. Thought as BILDICO [1]. Called ERECTOR in earliest ad known, 4/14.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Eisenmann & Co., UK


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BILDICO [1]

Maker
 
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
  (see comment *1) to (see comment *2)
Material
Steel
Thread
1/8W
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
1/8W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
29
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Variable
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
2.9
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.3
Bolt diameter (mm)
4.8

Comments
Thought identical to EREKTIT with similar lid, 2 boys & a girl playing with models. Parts: Rods & Strips push into Clips. Strips have slightly crenellated edges. Data from EREKTIT parts. *1*2Probably after EREKTIT during WW1, with short life.

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