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Jolei Construction Sets

Jolei was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in Germany in the late 1940s to the early 1950s


Manufacturer / Distributor

Jesef Leier, Hamburg, Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for JOLEI

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
after World War Two (see comment *1) to early 1950s (some significant doubt)
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
M4 (probably)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
12 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
11.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.4
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
---
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7(probably)
Bolt diameter (mm)
7(probably)

Comments
Strips, Double Angle Strip. Angle Bracket in Set 0. Few if any different parts in Set 1. *1 1948 known from manual Print Ref.l

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


A Jolei manual for set 1 dated June 1947
(Added 28/01/2021)

A Jolei manual for set 1 dated May 1948
(Added 14/11/2018)

Various photos of the Jolei construction system
(Added 14/11/2018)