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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, GDR (East Germany)

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METALLBAUKASTEN [6] (Ref:MBN6)

System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Former East Germany
after World War Two (see comment *1)
Aluminium (Alloy)
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: hexagonal
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Aluminium (Alloy)  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Large (like MÄRKLIN)
Bolt diameter (mm)

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.

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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)