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Baufix (Batifix) Construction Sets

Baufix (Batifix) was a very simple constructional system with alternate slots in the strips. It was called Baufix for the German market and Batifix for the French market. It was made in Germany in the 1930s.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BAUFIX

Maker
 
System Type
BAUFIX type
Country
Germany
Dates
1932 to known in 1936
Material
Steel
Thread
3.5x.8 (probably)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
15 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.7 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.5
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Strip holes extend out to alternate sides. Parts probably as BATIFIX, CREME ECLIPSE, SIMPLEX, but 2 thicknesses seen. *1 10/11 in large/small Disc holes. *2 Mean; small Disc holes 2.4. *3& Round?

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Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BATIFIX

Maker
 
System Type
BAUFIX type
Country
France
Dates
 
Material
Steel
Thread
3.5x.8
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
10 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0 (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.6 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
---
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: tapered cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.4
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.4

Comments
Probably BAUFIX for French market. Parts seen .5 thick. *1 10/11 for large/small holes in Disc. *2 Small holes in Disc, 2.4.

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


A Baufix (Batifix) manual. The manual was printed on the bag that the set came in. This is a dual language German and French version.