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Schefflers

Schefflers was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in East Germany from 1955 to around 1970.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for SCHEFFLERS

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1955 to circa 1970 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
13 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
69
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.8 (see comment *3)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.0
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *4)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
(see comment *5)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.9

Comments
Called METALL-BAUKASTEN in 70s, & BURGSTÄDTER later. Parts identical & part no's/sets the same. *1 but all dates need confirming. *2 Mod 2, also for gear-like Sprocket. *3 MCS 12.87. *4 hex nut & round slotted bolt also reported. *5 Nut black metallic steel.

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A Schefflers advertising leaflet
Added 14/01/20

A Schefflers price list - could date from 1957
Added 14/01/20

A Schefflers manual
Added 14/01/20