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Clou Construction Sets

Clou was a small matchbox type construction system which used wood and metal. It was produced in Germany in the early 1930s.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Matchbox & similar
Country
Germany
Dates
1932
Material
Steel / Wood
Thread
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Boss Type
push fit
Boss Thread
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Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
14
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
8.6
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
2.9 (mean)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.0 (mean)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
---
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
Box sleeve has CLOU with boy, Train, Gun on top; SÄKERHETS TÄNDSTICKOR with cross, 4 medals on bottom. Parts (small Flanged Plate, 3,5 holes Strips, Pulley, Rod with push-on Washers) & models similar to MATCH BOX CONSTRUCTION SET [2]/3.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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


The Clou model instructions (in English)

The Clou model instructions (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Clou construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)