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Frydagh / Burschi Construction Sets

Frydagh was a simple Meccano-like constructional system. It was produced in East Germany in around 1946-47. Burschi is thought to be the same system, but with painted parts (the boxes are virtually identical) and is thought to have been produced from 1945-50. Perhaps Frydagh was renamed Burschi in around 1947/8.

Frydagh


Manufacturer / Distributor

Frydagh Meschinen und Gerätebau, Abteilung Metallwaren, Haldesleban, East Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for FRYDAGH

Maker
 
System Type
MÄRKLIN type
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
known in 1946 to known in 1947 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel / Aluminium (Alloy) (see comment *2)
Thread
M3
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
29
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.5
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
(see comment *3)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Manual models from MÄRKLIN but parts differ. *1 Manual Print Ref 447. *2 Some sets all steel but much aluminium in others. *3 Possibly more if reputed add-on set actually existed. *4 Bolts probably bright plated steel, other finishes possible.

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


A Frydagh manual
(Added 14/11/2018)

Various photos of the Frydagh construction system
(Added 14/11/2018)

Burschi


Manufacturer / Distributor

Frydagh Meschinen und Gerätebau, Abteilung Metallwaren, Haldesleban, East Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BURSCHI

Maker
 
System Type
MÄRKLIN type
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
after World War Two (see comment *1)
Material
Steel (probably)
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
Parts look like simplified MÄRKLIN with red Flanged Plates & other parts blue. *1 Said to be 1945-50 period.

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


Photo of a Burschi set box
(Added 14/01/2021)