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Sonneberger Construction Sets

Sonneberger was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in East Germany from 1948 and was still known in 1971


Manufacturer / Distributor

Schoenfeld & Boelich, Sonneburg, East Germany
From 1955: Veb Injecta Steinach, Thuringen, Fernruf 252, East Germany
From 1971: VEB(K) Metallwaren, Schmerbach, East Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for SONNEBERGER

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1948 to known in 1971
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
17 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
64 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: fillister (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *4)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.0(see comment *5)
Bolt diameter (mm)
8.0(see comment *6)

Comments
Also in MCS as VEB INJECTA, the maker from '56. Parts include 18 holes Strip, Double Strip, Angle Girder. *1 Mod 1.5. *2 including 15 in Gears set. *3 & 5.4. *4 Nut brown metallic steel. Later Pionier sets with coloured anodised parts & *5*6*7 Nickel plated steel 6.9 6.9.

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


A Sonneberger special manual - it is in the form of a folder with pins to hold the separate sheets for the models
Added 14/01/20

A Sonneberger special manual - it is in the form of a folder with pins to hold the separate sheets for the models
Added 14/01/20

A Sonneberger manual - it is in the form of a folder with the individual model sheets held in a pocket
Added 14/01/20

A Sonneberger manual
Replaced with better scan 14/01/20

A Sonneberger manual for the Zwerg (Dwarf) set
Added 14/01/20

A Sonneberger manual for the Piccolo set
Added 09/12/2018

A Sonneberger manual for the Pionier set
Added 09/12/2018

A Sonneberger gears set manual dated 1960
Added 14/01/20

A Sonneberger gears set manual dated 1966
Added 09/12/2018

A Sonneberger gears set manual dated 1967
Added 14/01/20

A Sonneberger catalogue
Added 14/01/20

A Sonneberger catalogue
Added 09/12/2018

Various photos of the Sonneberger construction system
Added 09/12/2018