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Thale Stahlbau Technik Construction Sets
Thale Stahlbau Technik was a Meccano-like construction system. It was made in East Germany from 1946 to 1975
Manufacturer / Distributor
Thjaler Blechwarenfabrik Krause & Co., Thale/Hartz, East Germany
Later- VEB Metallspielwaren Thale/Hartz, East Germany
Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for THALE STAHLBAU TECHNIK
Krause & Co.
Former East Germany
1946 to 1975
20 (see comment *1)
64 (see comment *2)
12.5 (see comment *3)
4.2 (see comment *4)
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *5)
Steel with a Steel finish
(see comment *6)
Some hole patterns not as MCS. Sometimes 5.7mm holes instead of slots. *1 Mod 1.25. *2 including 10 in Geometrie set. *3 Early: 12.7. *4 Early: 4.1. *5 Round Bolts in MCS. *6 & black metallic steel Nuts. Early Bolt/Nut: steel plain steel 7.8/hex plain aluminium 7.9.
The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here
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A Thale Stahlbau Technik manual - dated 1956. There are some strange things about early colour version of the manual. Was it just a trial run as it is stamped on the front 'Werbedruck (unverkäflich)' (Advertising print (not available))
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