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Kliptiko Construction Sets

Kliptiko metal construction sets, made models out of hollow tubes using special clips to join them together. It was made in England from the early 1910s till the Second World War.

Manufacturer / Distributor

William Bailey Ltd, Victoria Works, Weaman Street, Birmingham, UK

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KLIPTIKO

System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
United Kingdom
1913 to known in 1939
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
9.5 (approximately)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
(see comment *1)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Tubes of about 3/8" diameter, also used as Axles, joined by similar tubes with springy forked ends. See also SNAPSTICKS. *1 Bolt plain steel.

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

An instruction manual for Kliptiko.
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Another instruction manual for Kliptiko.

The USA patent for Kliptiko.
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Kliptiko construction system.
(Photos from Urs Flammer)