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Corus Construction Sets

Corus was an unusual Construction system. It had wooden beams to make a framework which were filled in by metal panels to make models of buildings and other things. It was produced in France in the 1920s.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Le Jouet Bâtimétal, Paris, France

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for CORUS

System Type
1920 (see comment *1)
Aluminium (Alloy) / Steel / Wood
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

*1 1924 patent. Buildings with frame of 12mm square grooved wood Beams held by push-fit metal infill Panels (*2 steel or aluminium). 'Real' steel or aluminium Roof Tiles on Battens. Models include Furniture, small Aircraft.

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The Corus manual
(Added 14/11/2018)

Various photos of the Corus construction system
(Added 14/11/2018)