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Spranger Construction Sets

Spranger was a simple construction system made out of wood and metal for making models of furniture and buildings. It was made in Germany from around 1933 to around 1955


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
circa 1933 (see comment *1) to circa 1955 (see comment *2)
Material
Steel / Wood
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
40 (see comment *3)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.9
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
Wood & nickel or tin plated metal parts. The wooden Pulleys have brass plated steel bosses. *1*2 Saiid to possibly be for the maker, not the system, but patent & manual copyright 1929. *3 Including 16 wooden.

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


A Spranger manual
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Spranger German patent
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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