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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 for SONNEBERGER

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

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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)