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Metall-Baukasten[2] was a Meccano-like construction system. It was presumably made in Germany, probably in the 1920s.

Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METALL-BAUKASTEN [2] (Ref:MBN2)

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
mid 1920s (some significant doubt) (see comment *1)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.5 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.4 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0 (see comment *4)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *5)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.8(see comment *6)

Lid with boy at table with arched Gantry Crane. Simple system with special parts for Cranes. Parts joined by Studs & N&B. *1After WW2 possible. *212.6 in 13 holes Strip(s). *3Mean, & 4.7 reported, & 2x13mm diameter hole(s) in Sideplate. *4& 5mm. *5*6& Z 7½ diameter.

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Model instructions for a Metall-Baukasten[2] set
(Added 19/11/2022)

Photos of a Metall-Baukasten[2] set, parts and model
(Added 19/11/2022)