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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.

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
1913 to circa 1918
Boss Type
Boss Thread
2.4x.6 (see comment *1)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
2.6 (mean)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
2.3 (see comment *3)
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 to WALTHER'S INGENIEUR but with N&B and no wooden parts. Strips, Angle Girders, 4 holes wide Perforated Plates in various lengths, & a large Fan. *1 In bore. *2 Mean for Strips, 9.8-10.2 in some Plates. *3 Thread's internal diameter.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided

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

The Metallic manual for set 2
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)