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Wittner Construction Sets

Wittner was a Meccano-like constructional system with two known sets. One to build a Mine Kocomotive and Wagons and another to build a Tram and Trailer.

Some information about the Wittner company. Until 1950 the company was in Lenzkirch, Germany where they produced these kits from 1948 to 1950. The company still exists and is now in Isny Algäu, Germany and these days produces metronomes and tuning forks.
This information and the instruction manual scans below were obtained a few years ago from Mr. Horst Wittner senior.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Rudolf Wittner Präzision, Lenzkirch, Schwarzwald, Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for WITTNER (Ref:WIT)

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
1946 to 1948 (see comment *1)
Boss Type
double-tapped (see comment *2)
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: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

2 sets with parts to build: Mine Loco & 4 Wagons; Tram & Trailer. *1 Up to 1950 quite likely but not after 1952. *2 In Collar, bosses not seen.

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Instructions for the Wittner Mine Locomotive and Wagons set.
(Added 16/01/2022)

Photos of a Wittner Mine Locomotive and Wagons set.
(Added 16/01/2022)

Instructions for the Wittner Tram set.
(Added 16/01/2022)

Photos of a Wittner Mine Locomotive and Wagons set.
(Taken from an Ebay listing)
(Added 8/11/2020)