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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 for C.I.G.E.A.

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.