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Polykon Construction Sets

Not much is known about Polykon. The set shown below appears to make gearboxes. It was made in East Germany in probably the mid to late 1960s.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1966
Material
Aluminium (Alloy) / Steel / Plastic
Thread
M8, M4?
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
 
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
 
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
 
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
14(see comment *1)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Set 1 seen is a Gear Set for schools with steel Rods, cast aluminium Bases, plastic Gears, *1 and 8.

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


A Polykon manual for gearboxes
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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