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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


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

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Former East Germany
Dates
1948 to known in 1966
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M3
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
34 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
60 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.0 (mean) (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
(see comment *3)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
5.5
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.4

Comments
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.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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


A Staba(1) manual A dated 1966

A Staba(1) manual B
Added 14/01/20

A Staba(1) manual B dated 1967
Replaced with better scan 14/01/20

A Staba(1) manual C
Added 14/01/20

A Staba(1) manual C dated 1966
Added 14/01/20

A Staba(1) manual for set C dated 1967
Added 09/12/2018

A Staba(1) manual F
Added 09/12/2018

A Staba(1) manual for G1 motor
Added 09/12/2018

A Staba(1) manual H - Telefon
Added 09/12/2018

A Staba(1) manual for set I
Added 09/12/2018

A Staba(1) manual for set K
Added 09/12/2018

A Staba(1) manual for set V
Added 09/12/2018

A Staba(1) catalogue from the 1950s
Added 14/01/20

A Staba(1) leaflet
Added 09/12/2018

A Staba(1) leaflet
Added 09/12/2018

A Staba(1) folder - probably to hold manuals and other literature
Added 14/01/20

A Staba(1) price list dated 1960
Added 14/01/20

Various photos of the Staba(1) construction system
Added 09/12/2018

Various photos of the Staba(1) Telefon set
Added 05/11/20