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Tecnic Construction Sets

Tecnic metal construction sets were produced from 1944 to the 1970s. They were made in Belgium.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TECNIC

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch >12.7mm
Country
Belgium
Dates
known in 1944 to 1970s
Material
Steel
Thread
5/32W
Boss Type
double-tapped (see comment *1)
Boss Thread
5/32W
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
25 (see comment *2)
No. of Parts in System
147
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
13.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.5
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.5 (see comment *3)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.1 (see comment *4)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
(see comment *5)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Brass finish
(see comment *6)
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
8.9
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.2

Comments
Parts with long slots, most stamped TECNIC. *1 Some 2nd bores untapped. *2 Mod 1+finer, possibly 38. *3 Gears & some bosses, 4.2. *4 4.0 also reported. *5 & hex Nuts, as square ones. *6 Nuts also plain zinc.

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 which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The Tecnic instruction manual for set 4.
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Tecnic instruction manual for set 5.
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Tecnic instruction manual for set 5.
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Tecnic instruction manual for set 6.
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Tecnic instruction manual for set 7.
(Scans from Urs Flammer)

The Tecnic instruction manual for set 9.

The Tecnic 1946 Parts List.

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