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Il Meccanico

Il Meccanico was a Meccano-like construction system sold in Italy by Standa, a supermarket chain. It was almost certainly made in Italy, dates unknown.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Made for Standa, a Italian supermarket chain

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for IL MECCANICO (Ref:I O2)

System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences (probably)
Steel (probably)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
31 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
(see comment *2)
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
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Bright plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Sets with name Standa, a supermarket chain, on lids. Slightly unusual 4x7h Plate. *1 In Set 2 of 4. *2 Around ½". *3 Also round head Bolts.

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