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Gerner Construction Sets

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


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
circa 1950
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
M3
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M3 (see comment *1)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
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No. of Parts in System
30 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.8
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
Steel
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.5(see comment *3)
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.5(see comment *4)

Comments
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.

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


A Gerner manual for set 1
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Gerner construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)