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Electric Construction Sets

Electric was a system for electrical experiments and to make electrical devices and motors. There was also a set to make a synchronous clock. It was produced in East Germany from around 1932 to 1970


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Electrical/science
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
circa 1932 (see comment *1) to circa 1970
Material
Steel / Plastic
Thread
5/32W;3x
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
32
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.5
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.0
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
(Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *2)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
   with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
ELEKTRIK On a few sets. Motor parts, Bells, etc in basic set, but Pulleys, Bearing Standards, clock parts, etc, in others. *1 Patent 1931. *2 Square Nuts for 3mm.

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

The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided


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


An Electric manual of electrical experiments for set 1

The 1933 Electric manual of electrical experiments for set 2

The 1937 Electric manual of electrical experiments for set 2
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The 1933 Electric manual of electrical experiments for set 3 (electric motors)

The 1937 Electric manual for the gears set
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

An Electric manual for a synchronous clock
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A leaflet for the Electric construction system showing a list of models
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A different printing of the leaflet for the Electric construction system showing a list of models

A leaflet for the Electric construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A leaflet for the Electric construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Electric construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)