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Press-Fix was a simple construction system that used plastic plugs to connect metal strips. It appears to have been made in both the UK and New Zealand in at least the late 1950s.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Warmex Ltd., Swovesey, Cambridgeshire, UK

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for PRESS-FIX

System Type
Certain UK
United Kingdom
circa 1957 to (see comment *1)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.8 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Some parts painted in more than one colour. Fastening is plastic plug into plastic washer. Wheels push-fit. *1 MCS has '50s-'57 but Patent. Application 1957. *2 12.7 in Flanged Plate.

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A UK Press-Fix manual dated 1959
Added 14/01/20

A New Zealand Press-Fix manual
Added 14/01/20