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Gerner Construction Sets

Gerner was a Meccano-like construction systems. Gerner was made in Germany circa 1950

Manufacturer / Distributor

Wilh. Gerner, Leichtbauspielzeuge (20a) Letter bei Hanover, Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for GERNER (Ref:GER)

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
circa 1950
Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
M3 (see comment *1)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
30 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.1 (see comment *2)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.5(see comment *3)
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.5(see comment *4)

Sets called PROFIL Baukasten with (in Nr.1) Strips, Pulley Disc wheels (earlier turned), Angle Girder, Flanged Plate, 2 holes wide Square Tube. *1 Collar & earlier Wheel only. *2 Suspect, copper plated. *3*4 Also 6mm.

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A Gerner manual for set 1
(Added 09/12/2018)

Various photos of the Gerner construction system
(Added 09/12/2018)