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Metallic Construction Sets

Metallic was a simple Meccano like construction system. It was made in France from around 1910 to 1918.

Manufacturer / Distributor

"P.F.", France

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MÉTALLIC

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
1913 (see comment *1)
Boss Type
tapped bore
Boss Thread
2.4x.6 (see comment *2)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0 (see comment *3)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
2.6 (mean)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
2.3 (see comment *4)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
(Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: hexagonal (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Similar WALTHER'S INGENIEUR but N&B & no wood parts. Strip(s), Angle Girders, 4 holes wide Perforated Plate(s) 3-10h long, & a large Fan. *1Probably short lived. *2In bore. *3Mean for Strip(s), 9.8-10.2 in some Plate(s). *4Thread's internal diameter.

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The Metallic manual for set 2
(Added 18/10/2018)