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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

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KINEMA

System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
circa 1946 to 1950 (some significant doubt)
(see comment *1)
Boss Type
double-tapped (see comment *2)
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
(see comment *3)
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
1.5 (see comment *4)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
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)

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.

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.

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)