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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
Hole pitch <12.7mm
50 (see comment *1)
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Same manual cover, lid label same with MOGO logo, boy with Meccano-like Crane, & boy with lathe in b'ground. Parts nickel, light & dark red & blue. Many Meccano-like, but 13 holes Strip(s), Angle Girder, brass Girder. See FAI. *1In set known.
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.
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