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Castle Builder Construction Sets

Castle Builder was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in Canada in the from 1917 to around 1919. It can be split into two sub-periods. Castle Builder(a) in 1917/8 where Pulleys, Gears & some other parts are identical to AMERICAN MODEL BUILDER and Castle Builder(b) in (probably) 1919 where Pulleys, Gears & some other parts are identical to STRUCTO.

Castle Builder(a)


Manufacturer / Distributor

The Castle Manufacturing Co., Toronto, Canada


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for CASTLE BUILDER [a]

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Canada
Dates
1917 to 1918
Material
Steel
Thread
5-40 (some significant doubt)
Boss Type
single-tapped (probably)
Boss Thread
6-32 (some significant doubt)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
30 (probably)
No. of Parts in System
55
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Lid has boy with Railway Signal Gantry. Pulleys, Gears & some other parts as illustrated, and their names, are identical to AMERICAN MODEL BUILDER. Plates look like MODELIT [a].

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There are currently no manuals, leaflets or photos etc. available for downloading. If you can supply any, please get in contact with me.


Castle Builder(b)


Manufacturer / Distributor

The Castle Manufacturing Co., Toronto, Canada


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for CASTLE BUILDER [b]

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Canada
Dates
1919 (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
 
Boss Type
double-tapped (some significant doubt)
Boss Thread
6-32 (some significant doubt)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
16 (probably)
No. of Parts in System
80
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2 (probably)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Lid label as slotted cheesehead Ba but Pulleys, Gears & some other parts as illustrated are identical to STRUCTO. Some Plates look like MODELIT [a] but with rounded corners. More original parts including Latticed Girders.

There are currently no manuals, leaflets or photos etc. available for downloading. If you can supply any, please get in contact with me.