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Chili Construction Sets

Chili was a simple Meccano-like constructional system. It was made in Germany in circa 1948.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for CHILI

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
Germany
Dates
circa 1948
Material
Metal
Thread
M3.5
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
13 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
 
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
 
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)
(see comment *1)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
(see comment *2)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Unusual system with Threaded Rods as axles but larger diameter than N&B. Some holes are larger to take them. Main parts are 3 holes Strip(s), 3,5,11 holes Angle Girders, Wheel Disc. *1& large, hex Nut. *2Both Nuts look brass, Bolts look nickelled.

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


A Chili set manual.

Photos of a Chili set.