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Press-Fix

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.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for PRESS-FIX

Maker
 
System Type
Certain UK
Country
United Kingdom
Dates
circa 1957 to (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
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Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
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Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
14
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.8 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.7
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.6
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.7
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: --
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
--  --
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
---
Bolt diameter (mm)
---

Comments
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