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Staba(1) Construction Sets
Staba(1) was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in East Germany from 1948 to around 1966
Manufacturer / Distributor
Initially: Gebr Ehrlich, Erfurt, East Germany
From 1949: H.H. Ehrlicher, East Germany
From 1953/4: Otto Horseljau, Erfurt, East Germany
From 1955: Karl Teuteburg KG, 59 Essenoch, East Germany
Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for STABA 
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Former East Germany
1948 to known in 1966
34 (see comment *1)
60 (see comment *2)
3.0 (mean) (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
(see comment *3)
3-20h Strips, often used curved; Gears with & without boss, & Worm (wire in manual but solid in late sets). Maker: Ehrlich; Horseljau; Teuteberg. *1 Mod.75. *2 approx, +20 for Telefon sets. *3 Late may be bright zinc plated steel.
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