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Bildo Construction Sets

Bildo was a simple construction system using clips to hold metal parts together. It was made in the UK from around 1920 to 1923.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Kincoland, Kingston-on-Thames, UK.
Proprietors: British Metal (Kingston) Ltd, UK

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BILDO

British Metal
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
United Kingdom
1920 to 1923
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
10 (more than)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
(see comment *1)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Probably flat Clips instead of N&B. They went through holes & then the head & tail bent over to give a U. Holes may be star shaped. *1 Possibly Set Screws.

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