'Ezy-Bilt' construction toy
The Australian-made Ezy-Bilt metal construction toy is almost a direct copy of the famous Meccano pieces devised in England by Frank Hornby and first produced there in 1908 as Mechanics Made Easy. Many of the part numbers are identical. Its distinguishing feature is the metal strips with equidistant holes enabling them to be assembled with tiny screws into a variety of items. Over the years there have been many imitators of Meccano including Marklin Metall in Germany, Erector and Structo in the United States, Tekno in Norway and Sweden and Ezy-Bilt in Australia.
Many local toy manufacturers flourished in Australia both during and after the Second World War due to the lack of imported toys. Ezy-Bilt made a cheaper alternative to Meccano, the supplies of which were interrupted to Australia due to the cessation of production at the Liverpool factory in England and an embargo on shipping for such goods.
Ezy-Bilt, a construction toy, is advertised as a toy for boys.