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Métaflex Construction Sets

Métaflex was a Meccano-like system made from aluminium. It was made in France, from the late 1940s to the 1960s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from France


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MÉTAFLEX

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
France
Dates
late 1940s to 1960s
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
3x.6
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
3x.6
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
46
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.2
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.0 (see comment *1)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
(see comment *2)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Aluminium (Alloy) with a Aluminium (Alloy) finish
(see comment *3)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.3

Comments
Plain aluminium parts with some slightly unusual including 7x7 & 7x15h Plates, 21 & 33h Strips, 2 small Triangular Plates. Machined Pulleys & Flanged Wheel. *1 Steel. *2 Also slotted cheesehead 5.0mm diameter. *3 Bolt dull plated steel.

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