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C.I.G.E.A. Construction Sets

C.I.G.E.A. was a Meccano-like construction system. It had a large number parts. It was made by in Italy from at least 1955 to probably the 1970s.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
Italy
Dates
known in 1955 to 1970s (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
39 (estimated)
No. of Parts in System
300 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
6

Comments
Many parts MECCANO pattern but also many original. Gears include Bevels & Helical. *1MCS says over 200 but reproduced text therein seems to say over 300. *2 Most but 4.1-4.5 in a few.

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A C.I.G.E.A. manual for sets 00 to 3.