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Gloria Construction Sets

Gloria was a Meccano-like construction system very similar to Merkur. It was produced in Germany from the mid 1940s to 1951.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
after World War Two (see comment *1) to 1951
Material
Steel
Thread
2.6x.45
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
2.6x.45
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
33 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
6.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.0 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
2.8
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *4)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.1
Bolt diameter (mm)
4.2

Comments
Lots of Strips & Double Angle Strip but no Plates or aluminium/Boss(es). *1 Many parts said to be 'surplus' KÖSTER (1948-51) parts. *2 In the only Set (No.1) known. *3 Some 2.9mm. *4 hex nut & round slotted bolt possible.

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


A Gloria model leaflet for set 1
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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