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Standard L.R. Construction Sets
Standard L.R. was an unusual simple construction system. It used indentations and clips to join parts together. It was made in France from the early 1930s to (probably) the mid 1950s
Jouets L.R. (the manufacturer of Standard L.R.) was founded by Louis Roussy in 1926 with the factory being in Trappes, France and with offices in Paris. The two letters, L.R., are the initials of Louis Roussy and serve as a trademark for the various names of the company's creations. His family was the owner of Nestlé and his uncle is Gustave Roussy, the well known doctor. Standard L.R. is a patent of Louis Roussy and René Trubert (the technical engineer) in February 1933. The company Jouets L.R. closed down in 1956. It is not certain when production of Standard L.R. stopped. It could be anytime between August 1949 and June 1956 when the factory shut. The company Jouets L.R. closed down all operations in 1956.
Manufacturer / Distributor
Factory: Jouets L.R., Trappes, France
Offices in Paris :
1926-1932: place Laborde
1932-1935: rue Yvon de Villarceau
1935-1946 rue Corvisart
Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for STANDARD L.R. (Ref:SLR)
early 1930s (see comment *1) to late 1950s
10.0 (multiples of value shown, including half.)
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Brass with a Nickel plated finish
Parts engage together by small pushed-through indentations/pips & are held by Clips or N&B. Tyres, Spanners, Gears have name on them *1 1931 known; French patent '33.
The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here
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