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Pygmée was a construction system using mainly braced girder type parts. It was made in France in the 1920s.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Etablissements Pericaud, 85 Boulevard Voitaire, Paris, France

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for PYGMÉE

System Type
Non-Meccano type
known in 1920 to 1920s
3x.6 (some significant doubt)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
8.0 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.4 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: hexagonal (slotted)
(some significant doubt)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
(see comment *3)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Different lengths of Braced Girders joined with 3 holes long Angle Girders. Also an octagonal Plate, Wheels, some spoked, & Gears. *1 28.5 along Braced Girders. *2 3.3-3.5 in different & in the same parts. *3 Bolt steel.

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