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Tupo/Tuposa Construction Sets

Tupo was a construction system with special parts to make human and animal figures. It was made in Germany in the 1950s. It also appears to have been known as Tuposa. Perhaps for some export market??

Manufacturer / Distributor

Altenioh Brink & Co., Milspe, Germany
(the name Artur Deitchman appears on some box lids)

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TUPO

System Type
Non-Meccano type
Metal / Plastic
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
30 (see comment *1)
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
Nuts: hexagonal
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Special parts to make human & animal figures. Ball joints clamped in 'Strips' by small N&B give movement. *1 22 metal, 8 plastic.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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

A Tupo manual
(Added 09/12/2018)

Tupo model plans
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A Tupo leaflet
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A Tupo leaflet
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A Tupo leaflet
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A Tupo leaflet
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A Tupo leaflet in the form of a letter
(Added 09/12/2018)

A Tupo postcards
(Added 09/12/2018)

A Tupo price list
(Added 09/12/2018)

A Tupo price list
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The Tupo German patent
(Added 09/12/2018)

The Tupo French patent
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The Tupo Swiss patent
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The Tupo USA patent
(Added 09/12/2018)

Various photos of the Tupo construction system
(Added 09/12/2018)

Various photos of the Tuposa construction system
(Added 09/12/2018)