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Kobler Construction Sets

The Kobler construction system used rods joined by screwed clips. It was made in Switzerland in around 1948.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Kobler & Co., Zurich 6, Switzerland

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KOBLER

System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
known in 1948
Aluminium (Alloy) (probably)
Boss Type
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)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Rods, possibly 4mm, joined with formed Clips & Unions, plus Plates etc. Manual cover might be from 1950s.

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

An instruction leaflet for Kobler sets (in German)
(Added 25/10/2018)

A manual for Kobler sets (in German)
(Added 25/10/2018)

The French patent for Kobler
(Added 25/10/2018)

The German for Kobler
(Added 25/10/2018)

The Swiss patent for Kobler
(Added 25/10/2018)

The UK patent for Kobler
(Added 25/10/2018)

The USA patent for Kobler
(Added 25/10/2018)

Various photos of the Kobler construction system
(Added 25/10/2018)