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Fifa Construction Sets

Fifa was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in East Germany in the 1940s. It was almost identical to Blema which which followed it.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
after World War Two (see comment *1)
Material
Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
M3
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
17 (see comment *2)
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: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel
(probably)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Nr.1 set seen has Strips, Double Angle Strip, Brackets, Discs, steel Screwed Rods. Lid has 2 boys with models in orange border with name down each side. Followed by almost identical BLEMA. *1 possibly 1938. *2 In Nr.1.

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


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

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