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Engineero(1) Construction Sets

Engineero(1) was a Meccano-like construction system except that the strips had notches along their length between the diamond shaped holes. It was made in the USA, in around 1915.

There appear to have been two phases to this system, although at present it is unknown which phase came first.

Phase A - These all appear to come in red boxes and the parts are all as noted in the parts list in the 300 set manual below. The manual model illustrations are all shown at a reasonable size. There are a total of 50 models shown in the 300 set manual.

Phase B - These all appear to come in black boxes. There are some additional parts in (at least) the larger sets, which whilst used in the manual models are not shown in the parts list in the 200 set manual (it is identical to that used in phase A manuals). These extra parts include girder-like strips which can form a box section similar to Erector strips and a spoked pulley wheel The large flanged plate shown in the manual models has fewer holes, although the one found in the set is as per phase A. The manual models have much smaller illustrations and there are many more models shown - 200 in the 200 set manual.


Manufacturer / Distributor

Engineero Co., 369 Broadway, New York City, USA.
Factory: Keystone Mfg. Co., Newark, NJ, USA
Also (before 1917): Haber Bros Inc., New York, USA


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for ENGINEERO [1]

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
USA
Dates
known in 1915
Material
Steel
Thread
7-32 (see comment *1)
Boss Type
single-tapped
Boss Thread
.1"x40
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
36
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.3
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.5(see comment *3)
Bolt diameter (mm)
7.5(mean)

Comments
Black lid with green label has Crane & 2 boys with Windmill between them. Many parts have diamond holes, & Strips have V nicked edges between hole(s). *18-32 also known. *2Square & round(ed). *39.5 for 8-32 (large(round crosshead) hex Nuts also in manual models).

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 which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

Phase A


Photos of a phase A Engineero(1), 25 set in a red box.
Added 04/07/21

The instruction leaflet of a phase A Engineero(1) 25 set which came with the previous set.
Added 04/07/21

Photos of a phase A Engineero(1), 100 set in a red box.
Added 04/07/21

The instruction manual for phase A Engineero(1) sets 25 - 300 which came with the previous set.
Added 04/07/21

Phase B


Photos of (probably) a phase B Engineero(1), 25 set in a black box.
Added 04/07/21

The instruction leaflet for phase B Engineero(1) sets 10 and 25 which came with the previous set.
Added 04/07/21

Photos of a phase B Engineero(1), probably the 50 set in a black box.
Added 04/07/21

The instruction manual for phase B Engineero(1) sets 25 - 200 which came with the previous set.
Added 04/07/21