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Imperator Construction Sets
Anchor Engineer (UK)

Imperator is a constructional system using narrow rod-like strips and connectors. It was made in Germany from around 1913 to 1920. In the UK the system was sold under the 'Anchor Engineer' name.


Imperator


Manufacturer / Distributor

Fad Richter & Cie, Riadvlstadt i.,Thur., Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for IMPERATOR

Maker
Richter
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
Germany
Dates
1913 to early 1920 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
----
Boss Type
not tapped
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
31
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
---
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
 
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.5
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
---
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
Strips 5mm wide, 2-7"long, clip into Hubs 20mm Across flats. *1 Listed '19, but 'not available' in '25 catalogue. Also sold as ANKER-METALL, -INGENIEUR, INGENIEUR, ANCHOR ENGINEER.

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

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


Except pages from the Imperator manual
(Added 18/10/2018)

Pages up to 28 from the Imperator manual
(From a photocopy)
(Added 15/11/2018)

A leaflet for Imperator
(Added 15/11/2018)

The German Patent for the Imperator construction system
(Added 15/11/2018)

The Swiss Patent for the Imperator construction system
(Added 15/11/2018)

Photos of an Imperator set
(Added 18/10/2018)

Various photos of the Imperator construction system
(Added 15/11/2018)

Anchor Engineer


Manufacturer / Distributor

Made in Germany (see above).
Sold in the UK by W. Sealig until 1924 and then by Bassett-Lowke


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ANCHOR ENGINEER

Maker
Richter
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1914 to circa 1928
Material
Steel
Thread
----
Boss Type
not tapped
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
20 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
---
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
1.7 (see comment *1)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.6
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.5
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
---
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
UK name for IMPERATOR. Strips clip into Hubs. Called LITTLE ANCHOR ENGINEER & ANCHOR ENGINEERING in 1914/22 G&T ads. Axle has flat. *1 In Hub.

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There are currently no manuals, leaflets or photos etc. of Anchor Engineer available for downloading. If you can supply any, please get in contact with me.