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Edison and Edison Elektro
Construction Sets

Edison was a Märklin-like Construction system. In addition to the standard Edison, there was also Edison Elektro, which added electrical parts to the Edison system. These enabled motors and other electrical models to be built. It was produced in Chechoslovakia from around 1940 to 1952


Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from Czechoslovkia


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for EDISON

Maker
 
System Type
MÄRKLIN type
Country
Czechoslovkia / Czech Republic
Dates
before World War Two (some significant doubt) to after World War Two (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
3.6x.8
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
3.6x.8
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
38 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
66
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.3
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
(Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.1
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.1

Comments
Most parts in MCS like MÄRKLIN, but Pulley Disc, Screwed Rods, Roof, 6-spoke Pulley. Some electrical parts on one manual cover. *1 Possible; & MÄRKLIN-type Gear Rings. Data need verifying.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from Czechoslovkia


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for EDISON ELEKTRO

Maker
 
System Type
Electrical/science
Country
Czechoslovkia / Czech Republic
Dates
before World War Two (some significant doubt) to after World War Two (some significant doubt)
Material
 
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
 
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
 
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
 
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
6 Sets, probably standard EDISON parts plus special electrical: Coil, Bell, etc.

Below there are manuals/leafets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A Edison manual for set 1
(added 14/11/2018)

A booklet listing the Edison parts and set contents. Includes some info on Edison Elektro
(added 14/11/2018)

Various photos of the Edison construction system
(added 14/11/2018)