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Tubus Construction Sets

Tubus was a construction system using tubes with jointing fittings. It was made in Germany in the early 1950s


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
Germany
Dates
early 1950s
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
28
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
--- (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.5
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.5 (see comment *2)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0 (see comment *3)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: pan (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
System with Tubes of 5/4.2, 4/3, 2.8/1.8mm diameter, & Fittings to connect them. *1 26mm in a Link. *2 In a Loose Pulley. *3 a Tube.

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


A Tubus instruction leaflet
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Tubus model leaflet
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Tubus German patent
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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