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Genial Construction Sets

Genial was a simple constructional system, with unusual arrangement of holes on many parts. It was produced in Austria in around 1946-52.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Austria
Dates
after 1946 to known in 1952
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3 (see comment *1)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
51 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
67
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0 (see comment *3)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.2
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.1
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.5
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.5

Comments
Many unusual parts including Chain Wheel, Threaded Boss (M5), L-Girders. *1 2.6x.45 in some (earlier?) smaller diameter bosses. *2 Mod .5. *3 & 5.0 & 20.0mm for some end & other holes.

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


A Genial manual for set 0
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Genial manual for set 1
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Genial manual for set 2
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A leaflet for the Genial system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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