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Inperator Construction Sets

Inperator is a constructional system using narrow rod-like strips and connectors. It was made in Germany from around 1913 to 1920.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

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

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


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


Except pages from the Inperator manual
(Scans from Jean-Pierre)

Pages up to 28 from the Inperator manual
(From a photocopy)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A leaflet for Imperator
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The German Patent for the Imperator construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Swiss Patent for the Imperator construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Photos of an Imperator set
(Photos from Jean-Pierre)

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