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Structo Construction Sets

Structo was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was made in America from 1915 to 1919


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Meccano principle but sig. differences
Country
USA
Dates
1915 (see comment *1) to 1919
Material
Steel
Thread
8-32
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
6-32
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
16
No. of Parts in System
79
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.1 (see comment *3)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: fillister (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Nickel plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
6.4
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.8

Comments
Pulleys & Gears are cast. Shafts have small groove along them. *1 1913 & 1914 also mentioned. *2 Some 4.4. MCS has 4.2. *3 A few up to 4.15.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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


A Structo manual - 5th addition
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Structo manual for the Cadet outfit
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Structo booklet
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

Various photos of the Structo construction system
(Photos from Urs Flammer)