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Eiffel(1) Construction Sets

Eiffel(1) was a Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in Germany from around 1930 to 1948

Manufacturer / Distributor

Dietze & Wieland, München 13, Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for EIFFEL [1]

System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
late 1930 (see comment *1) to known in 1948 (see comment *2)
Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
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: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
   with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8(some significant doubt)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Unusual shaped Brackets, long Double Angle Strip & Double Bent Strips. Label has head & shoulders of boy & girl with Eiffel Tower between, & big wheel in bottom left corner. *1*240-48 in Eisenzeit.

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

An Eiffel(1) manual
(added 14/11/2018)

Various photos of the Eiffel(1) construction system
(added 14/11/2018)