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Mecabel Construction Sets

Mecabel was a construction system which had many slotted holes in the parts. It was produced in Belgium in the 1940s.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Belgium
Dates
1940s (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
3.5x.8
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
3.0x.6
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
22
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.9
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.5
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.4
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *1)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Black metallic finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.3
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.0

Comments
Strips, Flanged Plate with slots between many pairs of holes. Boy & large Big Wheel on manual cover. *1 Square Nuts shown in models.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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


A manual for Mecabel sets
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Mecabel construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)