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Phantasie Construction Sets

Phantasie was a Meccano-like system. It was made in Germany, from 1923 to 1936.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Joseph Sponseil, Nürnburg, Germany
From 1925: Gebr Fleischman, Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for PHANTASIE

System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
1923 to 1936
Boss Type
push fit
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)
5.2 (see comment *1)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
(see comment *2)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
(see comment *3)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Parts mostly Strips & Double Angle Strip joined by a Clip held by a Wedge. *1 Nominal size of rolled, thin walled tubular Axle. Pulley is a push fit on it. *2*3 Clip & Wedge fixing.

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

A Phantasie manual for sets 1 to 4.
(Replaced 01/05/2022)

Photos of a Phantasie set.
(Added 11/03/2021)

Photos showing the dimensions of some Phantasie parts.
(Added 11/03/2021)

Photos of Phantasie sets, adverts etc.
(Added 01/05/2022)