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HW Metall-Baukasten Construction Sets

HW Metall-Baukasten was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was made in East Germany by Hans Wünsch, between 1960 and 1972.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Hans Wünsch, Niederwiesa/Sachsen, East Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for HW METALL-BAUKASTEN (Ref:HWM)

Hans Wünsch
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Former East Germany
1949 (some significant doubt)
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: hexagonal
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Lid in Eisenzeit  Pl.60 has Windmill from simple Meccano-like parts, & Hans Wünsch HW logo. From web: black, 12mm wide Strips, Angle Girders, etc but some parts dark grey? Probably earlier than HW's DER JUNGE KONSTRUKTEUR.

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