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Tecnico Construction Sets
Tecnico was an unusual construction system. It was mainly used for building framework type structures and the parts had few holes in them. It was made in Switzerland from around 1940 to mid 1950s. It was however marketed in both France and Switzerland.
The French sets and manuals are in French only and the manuals have a Paris address on the rear cover. The Swiss sets and manuals are in dual French/German, with the manuals having a Geneva address on the back. Was Paris address just an office or did they also have a factory in France?
Manufacturer / Distributor
Switzerland: Tecnico, Geneve, Switzerland
France: Tecnico, rue de Courcelles, Paris (8)
Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TECNICO (Ref:TCO)
known in 1935 to 1950s
2.6x.55 (see comment *1)
3.95x.7 () (see comment *2)
11.0 (see comment *3)
2.9 (see comment *4)
Bolts: hexagonal (slotted)
Brass with a Brass finish
Black parts, some Strips/AGs have long slots. *1 Needs confirming. 2.35x.53 also reported, 6BA? *2 Needs confirming. *3 & multiples, but with exceptions. *4 Special larger holes for Axles.
The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here
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Pages from the 'Other Systems Newsletter' which contain information on this system are shown below. They can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here
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Below there are manuals/leafets which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.
A Swiss manual for Tecnico sets 1-3 with a different cover and in better condition (in German and French)
A Swiss range leaflet for Tecnico sets with prices dated 1941 (in German and French)
A Swiss range leaflet for Tecnico sets - no prices or date (in German and French)