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Heller's Stahlbau Construction Sets
and
Heller-Mécanicus Construction Sets

Heller's Stahlbau was a DIY construction system in which one cut out the parts from metal sheet/strip. It was produced in Germany from around 1938 to 1956. In France it was known as Heller-Mécanicus


Manufacturer / Distributor

Gebrüder Heller, Schmalkalden (Thür. Wald), Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for HELLER'S STAHLBAU

Maker
 
System Type
DIY type
Country
Germany
Dates
1936 to 1956
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
tapped
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
57
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
 
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Has Mechanikus tool & a good range of parts. See also MECHANICUS & MECO.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Gebrüder Heller, Schmalkalden (Thür. Wald), Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for HELLER-MÉCANICUS

Maker
 
System Type
DIY type
Country
France
Dates
known in 1933 (some significant doubt) to after World War Two (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
54
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
 
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3 (probably)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Name used in France for HELLER'S STAHLBAU. Mécanicus Tool. Strip 12mm wide. Gears have STABIL 'Outline' teeth.

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A Heller's Stahlbau manual
(Added 14/11/2018)

A Heller's Stahlbau manual
(Added 14/11/2018)

A booklet on Heller's Stahlbau
(Added 14/11/2018)

A brochure on Heller's Stahlbau
(Added 14/11/2018)

A brochure on Heller's Stahlbau
(Added 14/11/2018)

A leaflet on Heller's Stahlbau
(Added 14/11/2018)

A leaflet on Heller's Stahlbau
(Added 14/11/2018)

A leaflet on Heller's Stahlbau
(Added 14/11/2018)

A leaflet on Heller's Stahlbau
(Added 14/11/2018)

A leaflet on Heller's Stahlbau
(Added 28/06/2019)

A leaflet on Heller's Stahlbau
(Added 14/11/2018)

A price list for Heller's Stahlbau
(Added 14/11/2018)

The German patent for Heller's Stahlbau
(Added 14/11/2018)

Various photos of the Heller's Stahlbau construction system
(Added 14/11/2018)