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Metallbaukasten(6) Construction Sets

Metallbaukasten(6) was a simple Meccano-like construction system with 15mm hole spacing. Boxes have 'Früh übt sich' on lid. It was made in the former East Germany, probably post-war.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Possibly: Speile Kohle Halle, East Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METALLBAUKASTEN [6]

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
after World War Two (see comment *1)
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
M5
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
23
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
15.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
5.0
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: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Aluminium (Alloy)  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Large (like MÄRKLIN)
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
Details from one Set Nr.301/302 with manual, boy, & 'Früh Übt sich' on lid. Just Strips, Perforated Plates, Discs up to 5 holes diameter, small wooden Wheel. *1 Also said to be c1930.

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


The Metallbaukasten(6) set lid and drawing of of the parts.
(Added 11/03/2021)

Photos of a Metallbaukasten(6) set. Note that there are some wrong parts in the box. I.e. Trix-like parts and some smaller 10mm spaced strips which do not belong to this system.
(Added 11/03/2021)