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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

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

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.

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

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An Arte Meccanica instruction manual for sets 000 to 0.