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Instructo Construction Sets

Instructo was a simple construction system which used tubes pushed into a variety of connectors. It was made in the USA, in (probably) around 1920.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Master Toy Co., Los Angeles, California, USA


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for INSTRUCTO

Maker
 
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
USA
Dates
circa 1920 (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
----
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
16
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
(hole pitch, only for holes in wheels or discs.)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
---
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
6.4 (see comment *1)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
---
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
¼" rolled Tubes push into/onto Connectors. 8-spoke Connector can carry Tyre. Infill card Plates in known set may not be original. *1 Nominal diameter of Tube, also used as axle.

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