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Le Charpento[a] Construction Sets

Le Charpento[a] utilised frames, strips and girders which pushed together. It was made in France after World War Two until the 1950s. It is quite unlike Le Charpento[b]


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for CHARPENTO, LE [a]

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
France
Dates
after World War Two to 1950s
Material
Steel
Thread
3x.6
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
 
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.1(See comments *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
(Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
Lid label has an Arch Bridge with a Ship under it. Parts include Frames, Strips, Girders, which mostly push together, quite unlike CHARPENTO [b]. *1*2 In 5 holes Strip; 20.0/3.3 in 'Braced Girders'.

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


A Le Charpento[a] manual

Various photos of the Le Charpento[a] construction system