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Auto-Cycle Construction Sets

Auto-Cycle was an unusual set with special parts to mainly make bicycle models although other models were possible. It was made in France from around 1920-1930

Manufacturer / Distributor

Fontaine, Rigot et Cie, Paris, France

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for AUTO-CYCLE

System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes and See comment *1()
known in 1920 to early 1930s
Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
100 (more than)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.1 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
3.5 (see comment *3)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: See comment *4
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
---(see comment *5)

Many special parts for (motor)cycles, 'planes, car, but other models including a Crane. *1 Aerospace+Road Vehicles. *2 In various parts. *3 3.0 in 25mm Pulley. *4*5 Hex Bolt may exist but only Nuts/Screwed Rods listed.

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

The Auto-Cycle manual
(Added 18/10/2018)

The Auto-Cycle supplementary manual
(Added 18/10/2018)

A variety of Auto-Cycle instructions and leaflets
(Added 25/10/2021)

Photos of an Auto-Cycle set
(Added 25/10/2021)

The Auto-Cycle patent
(Added 25/10/2021)