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Kinema Construction Sets

Kinema was a simple construction system which used tubes with holes in them joined by special clips. It was produced in Germany from 1946 to the early 1950s


Manufacturer / Distributor

Rada, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KINEMA

Maker
 
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
Germany
Dates
circa 1946 to 1950 (some significant doubt)
Material
Steel
Thread
(see comment *1)
Boss Type
double-tapped (see comment *2)
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
(see comment *3)
No. of Parts in System
68
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
1.5 (see comment *4)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
6.1
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
5.9
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: --
(see comment *5)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
5.9mm Tubes with 1.5mm holes, joined by Unions/Split Pins. *1 Only Collar, Threaded Pin. *2 Holes for Pin, not tapped. *3 Sprockets (used as Gears?). *4 6.6 for Tubes; 1.5 for attaching parts. *5 For Threaded Pin.

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Kinema models for set 00
(Added 14/11/2018)

Kinema models for set 0
(Added 14/11/2018)

Some larger Kinema models
(Added 14/11/2018)

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