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Constructor (0) Construction Sets

Constructor(0) was an unusual construction system based upon the rhombus shaped part. It was produced in France in the mid to late 1910s. See Constructor(1) for the later development of this system.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
France
Dates
circa 1917 to circa 1919
Material
Steel
Thread
3.5x
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
26 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Variable (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (see comment *4)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Lid has boy with 4 models including Tower, Bridge & Crane. 1st version of unusual system based on a Lozenge part. *1Including 10 of wood or card. *215mm for the Lozenge & 11mm for the Strip. *34.2-5mm. *4Winding Drum axle, no others.

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


The Constructor(0) manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The French patent for the Constructor(0) system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Swiss patent for the Constructor(0) system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Constructor(0) construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)