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Blema Construction Sets

Blema was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in East Germany from about the mid 1950s. It was almost identical to FIFA which which preceded it.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
known in 1954
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
M3
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
17 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
8.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.7
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Plastic with a Plastic finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Followed almost identical FIFA. Nr.1 set seen has Strips, Double Angle Strip, Brackets, Discs, steel Screwed Rods. Lid has 2 boys with models with name down each side. *1 In Nr.1.

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


The Blema manual (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Blema construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)