Richter’s Anchor Stone Building Set No. 8 (1894)

Schematic for the arrangement and storage of stone blocks

18/03/11 – Selections from the packaging and documentation of Richter’s Anchor Stone Building Set No. 8 (Anker Steinbaukasten No. 8), first issued in 1894.

Selection includes:

  • Schematic for the arrangement and storage of stone blocks
  • Box cover graphic featuring the goddess Architecture
  • Richter’s designs for architectural models: cover and select contents of the architectural designs manual
  • The practical architect: cover and select contents of the sections booklet

All images courtesy of the impressively comprehensive Collection of Anchor materials

Anchor Stone Building Set - Anker Steinbaukasten

Richter's designs for architectural models no. 8

The practical architect no. 8

Bridge

Plans for architectural models

Manger, front and rear view

Plans for architectural models

Italian chapel, front and rear view

Plans for architectural models

Exhibition portal and garden pavilion

Plans for Richter's Anchor Stone Building Set No. 8

Cloister, portal front and rear view

Plans for architectural models

Fortress tower and town gate

Plans for architectural models

Old German watchtower with town gate & spa garden colonnade

Plans for architectural models

Sources and more information
Anker Stones Germany
Collection of Anchor materials

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