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Staba(2) Construction Sets

Staba(2) was an unusual construction system. The strips and plates had long slots in them. Some 'strips' looked as though they were made of wire. It was produced in Germany from around 1949 to 1954


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
Germany
Dates
1949 to 1954
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
M4
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
(see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
81
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Variable (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0 (see comment *4)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *5)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.1
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.8(see comment *6)

Comments
Strips are outline of wire, so slotted full length,& lids have one with STABA superimposed on it. *1 Bevel only. *2 Probably 15mm in Flanged Plate. *3 Typical, up to 4.3. *4 M4 threaded ends. *5*6 Also Bolts Diameter, 8.1; slotted cheesehead, 7.0.

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


A manual for a Staba(2) set
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Staba(2) construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A manual for a Staba(2) set
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Staba(2) construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)