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Metaal Bouwdoos Construction Sets

Metaal Bouwdoos was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was made in the Netherlands in either the 1930s or 1950s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from Netherlands


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METAAL BOUWDOOS

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
Netherlands
Dates
1950 (see comment *1)
Material
Zinc (Alloy) / Steel / Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
5/32
Boss Type
tapped
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
15 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.1 (mean)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.8 (see comment *3)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Lid seen shows Bridge made of Strips. Parts include zinc Strips, steel Flanged Plates with holes only in flanges, aluminium Pulleys & Road Wheels. *1 or 1930s. *2 at least. *3 for Pulleys, 3.0 for Road Wheels.

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


A photo of a Metaal Bouwdoos set.
(Added 18/07/2021)