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Richter Architectural Models

Richter Architectural Models was a simple construction system for making buildings and other architectural models from stone blocks. Some of the sets also contained metal parts for constructing bridges. It was made in Germany, from 1882 to around the 1920. The first metal bridge parts were introduced in 1895, but they were not a commercial success and were discontinued in 1896. Simplified metal bridge parts were then introduced in 1901.


Manufacturer / Distributor

F. Ad. Richter & Cie - A.-G., Rudolstadt, Germany
UK Office: 44 Jewin Street, London


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for RICHTER[1] (set including metal parts)

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
Germany
Dates
1895 to circa 1896
Material
Steel
Thread
 
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
22
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
---
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
 
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
---
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Bridge frameworks made from overlapped Slotted Strips joined by N&B.

Manufacturer / Distributor

F. Ad. Richter & Cie - A.-G., Rudolstadt, Germany
UK Office: 44 Jewin Street, London


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for RICHTER[2] (sets including metal parts)

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
Germany
Dates
1901 to in production in 1919 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
 
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
81 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
---
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
 
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Metal parts for Bridge sections & roofs. In '06: special roof parts, most N&B assembly eliminated, & lacquered replaced nickelled. In 1910: changes to simplify Bridges & allow tiled roofs. *1But no info after '14. *2by '06, 100 in '10.

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


A Richter Architectural Models manual for set 2 in five languages
Added 14/01/20

A Richter Architectural Models manual for set 4 in five languages
Added 14/01/20

A Richter Architectural Models manual for the New Series set 4 in German and English. Of note is the USA address
Added 14/01/20

A Richter Architectural Models manual for the New Series set 6 in German and English. Of note is the USA address
Added 14/01/20

A Richter Architectural Models manual for the New Series set 8. unfortunately it is missing the covers and the introduction pages
Added 14/01/20

A Richter Architectural Models floorplans for the New Series set 8 models.
Added 14/01/20

A Richter leaflet showing its range of construction toys.
Added 14/01/20