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Leichtmetall Baukasten Construction Sets

Leichtmetall Baukasten was Meccano-like construction system made of aluminium. It was made in the former East Germany in the late 1940s and possibly into the early 1950s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from East Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for LEICHTMETALL BAUKASTEN

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
known in 1948
Material
Aluminium (Alloy) (see comment *1)
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped (some significant doubt)
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
27
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.4 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Data from the one unnumbered set known. Parts include 4-bay pierced Windmill Sail, Handle Crank, & hex Collar. *1 Steel bosses, Collar etc. *2 4.2-4.5. *3 Or perhaps hex nuts and slotted panhead bolts.

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


Photos of a Leichtmetall Baukasten set.
(Added 03/07/2021)

Photos of another Leichtmetall Baukasten set.
(Added 03/07/2021)