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Ponta Construction Sets

Ponta was simple construction system with some special parts for making bridges. Only the one set is known. It was made in Germany sometime after World War Two.

Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for PONTA (Ref:PTA)

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
after World War Two
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)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: countersunk (slotted)
(see comment *1)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Black metallic finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Details relate to Nr.1 Brückenbaukasten, the only PONTA set known. Strips, U-Girders, both up to 9 holes long, & Flanged Plates, all blackened steel, to make Bridges. *1 Round Bolts in manual.

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Photos of the inside pages of a Ponta manual.
(Added 04/03/2021)

Photos of a Ponta set.
(Added 04/03/2021)