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Eureka[1] was an aluminium Meccano-like construction system. It was made in the Netherlands by Fam. Brinkman, in around 1948/49.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Fam. Brinkman, Hugo de Grootstraat, Purmerend, The Netherlands

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for EUREKA [1] (Ref:EUR1)

System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
circa 1948 (see comment *1)
Aluminium (Alloy)
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)
--- (see comment *2)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.) (see comment *3)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Sets 000-4, data is for a 00. Main parts: Strip(s) 2-9h; 7 holes Angle Girder; Plate, 7*9 holes on edges; 1*3*1 hole Double Angle Strip; 6 holes Wheel Disc; 42mm formed Wheel, 3 holes Diameter/brass with angled foot. *1or c49. *24.5 in Wheel Disc, 5.8 in Wheel. *330mm Bolt.

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