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Metaba was a simple Meccano-like constructional system. It was made in Germany by P. Spier, probably shortly after WW2.

Manufacturer / Distributor

P. Spier, Oberingenieur, Mag-Bergedorf, Grasweg 11

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for METABA (Ref:MBA)

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
after World War Two
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
12 (see comment *1)
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: countersunk (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *2)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

No.1 seen has lid with 'clunky' boy & small models. Main parts are 3,5,8 holes Strips & Pulley Disc. *1 In No.1. *2 Possibly Nut is brass (plated).

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