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Klipit Construction Sets

Klipit was a simple construction system which used wood strips connected by metal clips. It was made in the UK, from around 1914 to the early 1930s.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Hobbies Ltd., Dereham, Norfolk, UK

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KLIPIT (Ref:KLT)

System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
United Kingdom
1914 (see comment *1) to early 1930s
Steel / Wood
1/8W (see comment *2)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
49 (see comment *3)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.8 (mean)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *4)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Hobbies. 1/2" wide wood Strips held by push-on Clips; metal fittings. *1 Possibly 1913. *2 Threaded Pin only. *3 Including 12 lengths of wood & 9 Clips. *4 Also Round head, 5.5mm diameter.

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