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Formator Construction Sets

Formator was an interesting construction system with long slots in its parts. It was made in Germany from around 1913 to 1915.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for FORMATOR

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
1913 to known in 1915
Material
Metal
Thread
 
Boss Type
push fit (see comment *1)
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
70 (more than)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.5
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
5 (see comment *2)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.5 (see comment *3)
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)
 

Comments
Long slots in Strips (including Curved Strip), Angle Girders, Plates. *1*2*3 3.5mm Axles & also brass? 5mm Tubes (Axles), with split ends, expanded by 'bung' to hold Wheels, etc.

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A Formator manual.