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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.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for SPRIO

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
known in 1959 to known in 1962
Material
Steel
Thread
 
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
Nuts:
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
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)