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Merkur Construction Sets

Merkur was a Meccano-like construction systems. Merkur was made 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.

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)

An early Merkur manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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