Category:Matador construction sets

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Matador construction sets

1930: "Matador makes marvellous models"

1930: "Matador makes marvellous models" [image info]

Land yacht (model 114)

Land yacht (model 114) [image info]

Sailing Boat (model 111)

Sailing Boat (model 111) [image info]

Eccentric Press (model 143)

Eccentric Press (model 143) [image info]

The Matador wooden construction sets were invented in 1899 by Austrian engineer Johann Korbuly (1860-1919), patented in 1901 (the same year as Frank Hornby's metal construction system that became Meccano), and started production in 1903. The company was then taken over by Korbuly's sons.

Matador is still in production today, and after a spell being manufactured elsewhere is again being made in Austria.

The system is based on wooden blocks with a small number of holes allowing blocks to be plugged together with wooden pegs.

1959: "Directions for use" page, Matador
Dollhouse furniture

Matador-Zeitung

Johann Korbuly also published Matador-Zeitung ("Matador News") from 1905-1939, with advanced designs for the Matador system.

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