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(The) Sterling Toy Builder

(The) Sterling Toy Builder was a simple Meccano-like constructional system. It was made in the USA in the mid 1910s.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for STERLING TOY BUILDER, The

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
USA
Dates
1914 (some significant doubt) to known in 1915
Material
Steel
Thread
8-32
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
6-32
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
30
No. of Parts in System
63
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.9
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.4
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.2

Comments
Finish is Antique Copper (black with copper bands 1" apart) or nickel plated. compare with AMERICAN MODEL BUILDER, STRUCTO.

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


A Sterling Toy Builder model leaflet
Added 14/01/20