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Fix Construction Sets

Fix was a simple construction system. It has some normal perforated strips and also other parts with slotted ends. It was produced in Germany from around 1940 to 1948.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
Germany
Dates
circa 1940 (some significant doubt) to known in 1948
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
30
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Variable
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.4
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 with slight taper &/or rounding (slotted)
(see comment *1)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.7

Comments
1cm wide Strips, 4-9cm o/a, with only centre hole. Several joined by hollow rivets to pivot. Also some with rectangular outside holes open to ends. Another FIX MCS reported. *1 cheese and hex Bolts shown.

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

The report can be zoomed into, made full screen or downloaded as a pdf document by using the controls provided


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


The Fix manual (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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