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Buco Ingenieur (Engineer) Construction Sets

The Buco Ingenieur construction system used wooden strips and plates held by steel brackets. It was made in Switzerland from around 1943 to 1950.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
Switzerland
Dates
circa 1943 to circa 1950
Material
Wood / Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
5/32W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
41
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
17.5 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.0

Comments
English name used in multi-lingual Manual. Wooden Strips & Plates held by steel Brackets. *1 In wood parts; varies in metal, often 8.75. *2 4.2 in metal Brackets.

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


A leaflet showing the parts that make up the Buco Ingenieur construction system (multi language)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A manual for Buco set 1-3 (in German and French)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Swiss patent for the Buco Ingenieur construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Buco construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)