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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.


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.