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Merkur(1) Construction Sets

Merkur(1) was a Meccano-like construction systems with 10mm hole spacing. Merkur was made in the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) from 1925 right up to the present day


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
Merkur
System Type
MERKUR type
Country
Czechoslovkia / Czech Republic
Dates
1925 to in production in 2018 and continuing
Material
Steel
Thread
M3.5
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3;M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
30
No. of Parts in System
119 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.9
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.8
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.7
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *2)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.0(see comment *3)

Comments
Replaced INVENTOR. Also sets named Ebert & Wifra MERKUR. *1 including parts in plastic as well as metal, but not special parts added since '99. *2 bright zinc plated steel after late '90s. *3 Earlier plain brass, Bolt Head Diameter 5.6.

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 manuals/leaflets which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


A recent Merkur catalogue (in German)
(Scans from Jacques Longueville)

A Merkur manual for set 8
(Scans from Jacques Longueville)

The Merkur Manual for the Maxi-Excavator
(Scans from Jacques Longueville)