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Exacto / Argentina Meccano Construction Sets

Exacto was a Meccano-like construction system, but with additional parts. It was made in Argentina from 1959 to 2009. Between 1967 and 1985 the company had an agreement with Meccano Ltd, and during that time they marketed their system as Meccano.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for EXACTO

Maker
 
System Type
Very like Meccano
Country
Argentina
Dates
1959 to in production in 2009 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
5/32W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
38
No. of Parts in System
195 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
*1 Sold as MECCANO 1967-85 with parts marked MECCANO IND. ARGENTINA. *2 In 1965, other parts added since.

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Below there are manuals/leafets which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

Early Exacto - Pre Meccano Era (1959 to 1967)


An Exacto instruction manual for sets 1 to 2 from the late 1950x.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Exacto manual of models for set 5 from the early 1960s - no text (see next item).
(Added 27/07/2020)

The separate written instructions for Exacto set 5 from the early 1960s.
(Added 27/07/2020)

A couple of Exacto models for a proposed set 6 which was never issued.
(Added 27/07/2020)

Some Exacto adverts from circa 1959.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Exacto illustrated Parts Price List dated circa 1962.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Exacto Parts List dated 1965.
(Added 24/05/2019)

Some of Sr Richini's drawings of Exacto parts from the early 1960s.
(Added 27/07/2020)

Argentina Meccano Era (1967 to 1985)


An Argentina Meccano Parts Price List dated 1970.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Parts Price List dated 1972.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Parts Price List with prices of production dated 1976.
(Added 27/07/2020)

Some Argentina Meccano Adverts from 1978.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Parts Price List dated 1979.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Parts Price List in US dollars dated January 1980.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Parts Price List in US dollars dated April 1981.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Parts Price List in US dollars dated April 1982.
(Added 27/07/2020)

Another Argentina Meccano Parts Price List in US dollars dated April 1982.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Parts Price List in US dollars dated September 1982.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Parts Price List in US dollars dated May 1984.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Parts Price List in US dollars dated September 1986.
(Added 27/07/2020)

A MW Models illustrated list of Argentina Meccano Parts List - undated
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Parts List in English - undated
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Parts List in Spanish - undated
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano sets 1 to 10 contents list.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano model leaflet undated
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Argentina Meccano Warrenty slip for sets.
(Added 27/07/2020)

Some Argentina Meccano printing proofs of the Meccano logo etc.
(Added 27/07/2020)

Photos of an Angentina Meccano set 10.
(Added 27/07/2020)

Late Exacto - Post Meccano Era (1985 to late 2010s)


An Exacto Parts Price List in US dollars dated January 1988.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Exacto Parts Price List in US dollars dated January 1990.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Exacto illustrated Parts List from 1990.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Exacto Parts Price List in US dollars dated October 1995.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Exacto Parts Price List in US dollars dated October 1997.
(Added 27/07/2020)

An Exacto Parts Price List in US dollars for 2014 - the last available one taken from their website prior to it closing.
(Added 27/07/2020)