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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 for GLORIA

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)