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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.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
1913 to known in 1939
Material
Steel
Thread
1/8W
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
20
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
---
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
---
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
10.1
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)
5.6
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.4

Comments
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)