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Geniatus Construction Sets

Geniatus was a simple constructional system, consisting of wooden rods which pushed into metal fittings. It was produced in Germany in the 1920s.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Gustav Tietze AG, Liepzig, Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for GENIATUS (Ref:GTS)

System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Wood / Metal
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
22 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.6 (see comment *2)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Mainly wooden Rods which push into metal fittings. Old fashioned looking lid with young boy making a model while young girl looks on. *1 Including 10 Rods. *2 Rods.

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A Geniatus manual
(Added 14/11/2018)

Various photos of the Geniatus construction system
(Added 14/11/2018)