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La Meccanica Applicata Construction Sets

La Meccanica Applicata was a Meccano-like construction system. It was probably manufactured in Italy. Date unknown, but probably the 1930s or 1940s. The La Meccanica Applicata set shown in the pictures below has contents virtually identical to Fai Meccanica set 1. It is therefore assumed that these sets probably precede Fai Meccanica.

Brief Details - Distance between holes 12.00 mm., Diameter of holes 4.24 mm., Diameter of shafts 3.91 mm. It does not have a motor.

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for LA MECCANICA APPLICATA

System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
1930s (some significant doubt)
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)

Only a 4-5 manual cover seen. It has a boy with Meccano-like Crane and a MOGO logo.

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

The manual front cover of a La Meccanica Applicata set taken from issue 48 of the Other Systems Newsletter published by Tony Knowles.
(Added 19/09/2020)

Some photos of a La Meccanica Applicata set. The contents of this set are virtually identical to that of Fai Meccanica set 1.
(Added 19/09/2020)