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Cleversticks History

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Cleversticks was invented in 1983. Market research was carried out in the Midlands and a number of toyshops were selling pre-production samples by November 1983.

During this period, a London wholesaler Robenu noticed the market research and purchased samples. Within one week they informed us that Cleversticks was on sale in Harrods London, this was before the product had even been launched. Samples also found their way to Nicolas Burdett in Nottingham and they carried out trials of the product.

Cleversticks was launched by the inventor A W Green T/A Tony Plastics at the Earls Court Toy Fair in February 1984. This resulted in orders from as far a field as America and Australia.

The original packs contained only 60 mm sticks and rings. These were suitable for young children and primary education.

In 1985, Cleversticks was licensed to Nicolas Burdett and Clever Shapes were added to the range. The new components increased the age range and Cleversticks was now suitable for older children.

Nicolas Burdett became part of Nottingham Educational Supplies then NES Arnold after fighting off a hostile takeover bid by Robert Maxwell, finally becoming part of Findel Education.

Technical sticks were developed and a license was granted to Polydron to manufacture and sell Cleversticks. At one time Rosenhain, Lippmen and Peers have also held a license to manufacture and sell Cleversticks in Australia.

A W Green T/A Cleversticks have exclusively manufactured Cleversticks since 2003. After extensive product development, the new range of Cleversticks has been introduced adding wheels with rubber tyres and structural components to meet the needs of all children over 3 years of age. In 2017 the pack contents was changed to include examples of all available components in all packs.

Fractal Physics

In 2005 Cleversticks began sponsoring research into Particle Physics.

In December 2012 a paper titled Fractal String Theory the structure of dark matter and dark energy, was submitted to Oxford University Press, for peer review and publication.

A paperback book
Fractal physics ISBN 978-1-78462-038-7
and the e-book versions
eISBN 978-1-78462-715-7,
where published by Troubador in June of 2014.

Dark Energy Physics

In January 2015 the disappearance of Quasar SDSSJ1011+5442, was recorded as predicted in Fractal Physics.

Dark Energy Physics documents developments in Fractal Physics and was published by on September 1st 2017.

Dark Energy Physics eISBN 978-1-53784-943-0

Publication was brought forward, when the collision of two black holes was announced by LIGO and VIRGO. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory reported the first ever recording of a gravity wave and collision of two black holes, called GW150914. Black holes of 29 and 36 solar masses, merged to form a new black hole of approximately 62 solar masses, the missing 3 solar masses were recorded as radiated into gravity waves. Three solar masses were removed from two black holes in approximately zero point two seconds.


Within weeks of publishing Dark Energy Physics, Macmillan announced it was closing Pronoun. I decided to publish through Cleversticks and use Ingram Spark for printing and distribution. Dark Energy Physics second edition was published in November 2017 by Cleversticks with the following logo.

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