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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

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Former East Germany
1948 to known in 1971
Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
17 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
64 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
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)

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.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided

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

A Sonneberger manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Sonneberger manual for the Piccolo set
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Sonneberger manual for the Pionier set
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Sonneberger gears set manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Sonneberger catalogue
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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