Brickplayer Construction Sets
Brickplayer was made by Spears from 1938 till the mid 1960s. Pre-war the sets were to 1 in 27 scale. Post-war they were to 1 in 48 scale. In 1959 they introduced the more modern Contemporary Brickplayer. They were used to make model buildings. These were made using miniature bricks which were cemented together using a water based mortar. The models could then be immersed in water to dismantle them.
Manufacturer / Distributor
J.W. Spear & Sons Ltd., Enfield, Middlesex, UK
Below there are manuals / photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.
An instruction manual for 1 in 27 scale pre-war Brickplayer sets 1 and 2
Pre-war 1 in 27 scale Brickplayer blueprints for models 1-8.
Photo showing the 1 in 27 scale doors and windows of the pre-war Brickplayer sets
An instruction manual for 1 in 48 scale early post-war Brickplayer sets 3 and 4
Blueprints for early 1 in 48 scale post-war Brickplayer set 3 - models 1 to 6.
Photo showing the 1 in 48 scale doors and windows of the post-war Brickplayer sets
A postcard that came with Brickplayer sets 1 and 2
A postcard that came with Brickplayer sets 3 and 4
A leaflet for the 1950 Brickplayer competition
An instruction manual for Contemporary Brickplayer sets A, B and C.
Contemporary Brickplayer blueprints for models 2-12. Unfortunately model 1 is missing from this set of blueprints. Also some of the blueprints have have got pen marking from when used when I was a youngster.