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Anker(1) Construction Sets

Anker(1) was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in East Germany in around the mid 1950s.


Manufacturer / Distributor

VEB. Ankerwerk, Schmalkalden, Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ANKER [1]

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
known in 1956 to (see comment *1)
Material
Metal / Plastic (some significant doubt)
Thread
M3
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
47
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12 (estimated)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
 
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Lid not seen, manual cover has manual & boy at bench with model. Small selection of normal parts, including 5 holes Trunnions, but also 6 Gears including a Bevel. Wrongly said to have been made in Germany during WW2 & marketed in Japan.

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