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Sprio (Turm-Drehkran) Construction Sets

Sprio (Turm-Drehkran) was a simple construction system to make a model crane. It was manufactured in Leipsig by Sprio (VEB Sprio Werke Holzhausen). Dates currently unknown. Only the one set is currently known.

There appears to be two versions of this set. One (presumably older) in a gray crackle finish paint, pictures of which are shown below and the other with coloured painted parts which can be seen here.

The instruction sheet can be seen here.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Manufactured in Leipsig, Germany by Sprio (VEB Sprio Werke Holzhausen)

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for SPRIO (Ref:SPO)

System Type
Non-Meccano type
Former East Germany
known in 1959 to known in 1962
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Maker: VEB Sprio-Werke, Holzhausen. Only one set known with dedicated parts for a Turm-Drehkran (Tower Crane), including Braced Panels. Some sets have silvery parts, some in a mix of colours.

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

Some photos of a Sprio (Turm-Drehkran) set.
(Added 19/09/2020)