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Forgeacier Construction Sets

Forgeacier was a DIY construction system where you cut parts out of metal yourself. It was produced in France from around 1931 to 1950.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
Jouets de Paris
System Type
DIY type
Country
France
Dates
1931 to mid 1950 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
M3.5; M3 (see comment *2)
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3.5
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
39 (see comment *3)
No. of Parts in System
41
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0 (hole pitch, only for holes in wheels or discs.)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.6 (see comment *4)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.6
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.5
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
(see comment *5)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0(see comment *6)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
NGN similar, except 3" Pulley. FORGEACIER FRANCE JEP on Gears etc. *1In '54 catalogue, not in '59, nor in JP catalogue after '51. *2mushroom 3.5 for M115; N&B probably M3. *3Mod .65. *4In parts; punch not seen. *5*6Nut for M115.

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/leafets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The Forgeacier instructions (in French)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Forgeacier Plan number 101

The Forgeacier Plan number 102

A booklet about the Forgeacier system (in French)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A booklet about the Forgeacier system (in French) - Almost identical to the previous, but with small differences

A leaflet about the Forgeacier system (in French)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A leaflet about the Forgeacier system (in French)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A leaflet about the Forgeacier system (in French)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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