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Il Balilla Meccanico

Il Balilla Meccanico was a Meccano-like constructional system. It was made in Italy in probably in the 1930s.

Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from Italy

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for IL BALILLA MECCANICO (Ref:IBM)

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
1930s (some significant doubt)
3x (some significant doubt)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
10 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
6.0 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.0 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
(Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
   with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Only add-on Set 'A' known with simple nickelled parts in wooden box with routered out compartments. *1 In set 'A'. *2*3 Scaled dimensions.

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