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Metallo-Trigon Construction Sets

Metallo-Trigon was an unusual construction system. It used triangular shaped parts to make models. It was made in Germany from around 1913 to 1926.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Initially: Metallo-Trigon GmbH, Offenbach, Germany
From 1916: Stanzwerke GmbH, Eisenach, Germany
From 1919: Stanzwerke u. Schlossfabriken GmbH, Bad Liebenstein and Sachsendorf bei Eisford, Germany
From 1920: Stenzwerke GmbH, Sachsendorf and in 1923 from Eisenach, Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METALLO TRIGON

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
Germany
Dates
1913 to circa 1926
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M2 (see comment *1)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
35
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.5 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.2 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
2.9
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
2.9
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: hexagonal (slotted)
(see comment *4)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *5)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0(see comment *6)
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.0(see comment *7)

Comments
Clamping NBW join Triangles edge-to-edge with Double Angle Strip crossways. *1 & 2.4x.65. *2 some parts 12.0, 8/8.5 for Double Angle Strip outer holes. *3 Typical but up to 3.4, & 2.9 also. *4*5*6*7 & hex nut & round slotted bolt brass plated steel 6.3 6.0. Nickel plated steel also possible.

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


The Metallo-Trigon manual for set 0
(Added 15/11/2018)

The Metallo-Trigon manual for sets 1 to 3
(Added 18/10/2018)

Another Metallo-Trigon manual for sets 1 to 3 - this manual came with the next set photos
(Added 11/03/2021)

Photos of a Metallo-Trigon set - the previous manual came with this set
(Added 11/03/2021)

The German patent for Metallo-Trigon
(Added 15/11/2018)

The Swiss patent for Metallo-Trigon
(Added 15/11/2018)

Various photos of the Metallo-Trigon construction system
(Added 15/11/2018)