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Ingenio(3) Construction Sets

Ingenio(3) was an unusual construction system. It consisted of plates and circular parts which could slide together to make 'cubical' models. It was produced in Germany around 1947.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
Germany
Dates
known in 1948 (see comment *1)
Material
Steel
Thread
M3
Boss Type
push fit
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
 
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
9.0 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.4
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.2
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
5.4

Comments
White & red Plates, plus ¼ circular parts, which slide together to make 'cubical' models & vehicles. *1 ? from 1930s. *2 Also 5.5mm.

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


An Ingenio(3) manual (in German)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

An Ingenio(3) manual (in English)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Ingenio(3) construction system
(Scans from Urs Flammer)