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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 for TUBUS Rohrbaukasten

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)