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Globus Leichtbau Construction Sets

Globus Leichtbau was a Meccano-like system which also used braced girders as constructional elements. It was made in East Germany in the late 1940s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Gebr. Wichelhaus K.-G., Solingen-Wald, Rosenkamer Str 16, East Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for GLOBUS LEICHTBAU

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
known in 1948
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
M3; M4 (see comment *1)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
39
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.0
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.5(see comment *2)
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.8

Comments
Parts include tapered Braced Girders. Simple but quite elegant Bridge & Crane models. *1 M4 for Screwed Rods. *2 M4 Nut plain steel 7.0 Across flats.

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A Globus Leichtbau manual.

The Globus Leichtbau patent.

Globus Leichtbau photos.

Photo of Globus Leichtbau parts.