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Arte Meccanica Construction Sets

Arte Meccanica was a Meccano-like constructional system with some unusual parts. It was made in Italy. It dates are not currently known

Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from Italy

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ARTE-MECCANICA

System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
34 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (estimated)
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)

Unusual parts: 4 holes wide Perforated Plates with slots along on outer, & across on inner rows; flat topped Trunnions; Face Plate with 4 long radial slots. *1 Mod .75.

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An Arte Meccanica instruction manual for sets 000 to 0.