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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??


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
Germany
Dates
1935
Material
Metal / Plastic
Thread
 
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
30 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Variable
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
2.5
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts:
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
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
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Tupo model plans
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Tupo leaflet
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Tupo leaflet
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Tupo leaflet
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Tupo leaflet
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Tupo leaflet in the form of a letter
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Tupo postcards
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Tupo price list
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Tupo price list
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Tupo German patent
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Tupo French patent
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Tupo Swiss patent
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Tupo USA patent
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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

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