Merkur, the old brand of metal construction toys from the Czech Republic that was recently taken over and the range is being renewed.

History Merkur:

The beginnings of the Merkur brand date back to 1920, when Mr. Jaroslav Vancl founded the Inventor company in the town of Police nad Metují, Czechoslovakia. The first original metal construction kit was patented under the name Inventor. Originally, the metal parts of this kit were connected to each other with metal hooks. In 1925, the manufacturer came up with a new system, which has remained unchanged to this day. The metal parts of the kit are now connected with screws and nuts. This step brought the kit very close to real building and thus provided more opportunities for play and creative work for children. With the transition to the new system, a new trademark was registered for the kit: Merkur

A number of kits grew in the early 1930s and 1940s. The rise of MERKUR kits began. The strong development continued until the beginning of the Second World War. After the Second World War the factory was nationalized. After the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, MERKUR practically disappeared, but recently things took a turn for the better when Merkur came under new ownership and came back to life.