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Locarno Construction Sets

Locarno was a very simple Meccano-like construction system. It is thought to have been made in either France or Switzerland.

Brief details - Distance between holes 12.30 mm., Diameter of holes 4.5 mm. Number of different part types 18.


Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from Switzerland


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for LOCARNO

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
Switzerland (some significant doubt) (see comment *1)
Dates
 
Material
Steel
Thread
4x (see comment *2)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
----
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
18 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.3
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.5
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
---
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
   with a Black metallic finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
*1or France. D't'ls from only known set. Green Strips, with black Angle Bracket, N&B. No Wheels.. White label on mottled brown lid, it & manual cover have name, Les Constructions Métallique, & logo. *2not M4 or 5/32W.

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


A Locarno instruction leaflet.
(Added 16/06/2020)

A photo of Locarno parts.
(Added 16/06/2020)