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Gnom Construction Sets

Gnom was a simple basic Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in Germany - probably pre Second World War.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for GNOM

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm(probably)
Country
Germany
Dates
 
Material
Steel (probably)
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
 
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
 
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
 
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Some sets from Rimü, which traded 1930-50s, others have no logo. Ebay photos show bright Strips, 3*3,7 holes Flanged Plates. Holes small in relation to the hole pitch, which may be c20mm.

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


Gnom model leaflets
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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