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Ingénio(1) Construction Sets

Ingénio(1) was a Meccano-like construction system which appears to have decorative plates. It was made in the France, in the early 1920s.

Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from France

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

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
early 1920s
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Parts appear to include a Plate with large central holes rather like STRUC, & some very decorative architectural panels. Manual cover has boy & girl with models on a table.

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