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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]

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Former East Germany
1948 to known in 1966
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
34 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
60 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
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)
Bolt diameter (mm)

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
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A Staba(1) manual B dated 1967
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A Staba(1) manual C
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A Staba(1) manual C dated 1966
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A Staba(1) manual for set C dated 1967

A Staba(1) manual F

A Staba(1) manual for G1 motor

A Staba(1) manual H - Telephone

A Staba(1) manual for set I

A Staba(1) manual for set K

A Staba(1) manual for set V

A Staba(1) catalogue from the 1950s
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A Staba(1) leaflet

A Staba(1) leaflet

Various photos of the Staba(1) construction system

A Staba(1) folder - probably to hold manuals and other literature
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A Staba(1) price list dated 1960
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