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Metallbaukasten(10) Construction Sets

Metallbaukasten(10) was a simple Meccano-like constructional system. It was made in Germany in the late 1940s

There are two different sets, however they appear to both be made by the same manufacturer. For convenience one is classified as Metallbaukasten(10a) and the other as Metallbaukasten(10b)


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METALL-BAUKASTEN [10a]

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
1947 (see comment *1)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10 (probably)
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: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

The one set seen is in a wooden box with a yellow sliding lid showing a boy with 5 small models. Parts may have been nickelled. 3,5,8 holes Strips; Angle Bracket; Pulley Disc. Model Leaflet is headed Metallbaukasten Nr.136. *1 From Print Ref.

I currently don't have any photos of this set.


According to the instruction leaflet this set dates from 1946. The leaflet was printed in Redensburg Schleswich Holstein which is on the border with Denmark.

Brief Details - The distance between holes is 10mm, the diameter of holes is 3.30mm, and the thread of nuts, bolts, and axles is M3.

Photos of a Metallbaukasten(10b) set.
(Added 3/11/2020)