Pulko is a wooden construction set, patented by Erich Pulkowski.
It’s produced by Carl Josef Bollig, Lechenich in Germany, around 1919-1923.
It’s still unknown, how this exactly relates with Mobaco. Since both products look extremly the same, except for the used wall materials.
More information: mobaco.nl/Pulko
DE319745, by Erich Pulkowski, prior art: March 1919.
This book describes the relation between Erich Pulkowski and the toy factory.
It’s nice to see, how the system in the patent evolves into the final product. For example, the final base plates have closed holes, which are not mentioned in the patent. Also the ‘Bauhaus style’ windows and doors, are changed to more easy to produce parts. Most characteristic parts, are the horizontal floor strips (nr.3 in the patent). They look very similar like the France L’Edifice version, which was patented just 2 years before. But both Pulko & L’Edifice did change the design for these parts completely.
Box cover, manual cover & buidling
There are different boxes:
- Box 1: Addo
- Box 1A: AdBal
- Box 2: Baldo
The ‘bridge parts’ on the manual cover, are not yet found and might be part of a Box 3.
Some system characteristics
Here a short list of some system characteristics and how it’s retrofitted into the virtual LeoCAD library:
|Base plates||Wood – spruce wood|
15 [mm] thickness
|Columns||Wood – beech wood|
Round ~11-12 [mm]
|All panel elements||Wood – beech wood|
3.5-4.0 [mm] thickness
|Bay size||60 [mm]||(tbd)|
|Standard wall panel||52.5 x 100 [mm]||(tbd)|
Here you see an overview of parts in the library:
The single Pulko category, consists of these part types:
|Part groups:||Numer of parts:|
|Vertical strips & pannels||16|