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Structator Construction Sets

Structator was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was made in Germany from 1913 to 1917


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
Germany
Dates
1913 to 1917 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel / Aluminium (Alloy) (see comment *2)
Thread
 
Boss Type
not tapped
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
116
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
 
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
 
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.3 (mean)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts:
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Also called BING'S CONSTRUCTOR. Rods held in Unions by Wedge Sleeves. *1 Could be '32 but possibly by Carl Riel from '25. United Kingdom ads till '24. *2 & wood Base Boards. *3 Only to attach model to Base.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided


Below there are manuals/leaflets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A Structator manual for set 1
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Structator manual for set 2
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Issue 1 of the Structator magazine
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Structator German patent
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Structator construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)