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Technico/Techniko Construction Sets

Technico/Techniko was a simple construction system using rods held in couplings. It was made in Germany from 1919 to 1921


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database

Maker
 
System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
Country
Germany
Dates
1919 to 1921
Material
Steel / Brass / Aluminium (Alloy)
Thread
3.36x
Boss Type
single-tapped (probably)
Boss Thread
3.36x (some significant doubt)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
68
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Variable (see comment *1)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
---
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *2)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Patented by Adolf Huck. Names may be for United Kingdom/German markets. aluminium lid has name pasted over TECHNIKUS, & boy+girl with small models including a 6-bladed Wind Turbine. Parts probably improved SIMPLICO. *1Only in Plate. *2Set Screw.

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


A Technico manual for sets 1-5
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Technico French Patent
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Technico German Patent
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Technico UK Patent
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

A Technico USA Patent
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

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