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Metall-Baukasten[5] was a simple Meccano-like system. It was made in Germany, sometime after World War Two.

Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METALL-BAUKASTEN [5] (Ref:MBN5)

System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
after World War Two
Aluminium (Alloy)
4x (probably)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
-- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Small box with METALL-BAUKASTEN along the top of the lid & 2 boys with largish twin-towered Bridge on table underneath. Parts: silvery looking including Strips 3-9h; 5x7h Flanged Plate, & very wide 3 holes Strip.

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