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Der Junge Mechaniker Construction Sets

Der Junge Mechaniker was a very early competitor to Meccano. It was very similar to Meccano and was made in Germany from 1910 to around 1921.

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for DER JUNGE MECHANIKER

System Type
Very like Meccano
circa 1910 to 1921
Boss Type
key fixing (see comment *1)
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: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

As LE JEUNE MÉCANICIEN. Old Meccano style parts but Perforated Plate & Angle Girder instead of Flanged Plate. NB. #103 with 1 row of holes. *1 Key fixing in manual, but tapped bosses in ebay sets.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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

A Der Junge Mechaniker instruction manual. Note that the hard back cover is not original. The prices are in Austrian Kroner
(Added 21/12/2018)

Various photos of the Der Junge Mechaniker construction system
(Added 21/12/2018)