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Bricolo Construction Sets

Bricolo was a construction system which used tubes connected by clips. It was made in France in the 1930s.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Sold by: L'oiseau Bleu, 131 Grande rue, Nogent sur Marne (Seine), France

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BRICOLO

System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Boss Type
separate threaded boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
5.4 (see comment *1)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
5.7 (see comment *2)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0 (see comment *3)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

4mm straight & curved Tubes push into Socket Clips which are held together by short Threaded Tubes with Nuts on either side. *1 Hole in Socket Clip. *2 Holes in Pulley Discs. *3 Pulleys run on the 4mm Tubes.

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