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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.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TECNICO

Maker
 
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
Switzerland
Dates
known in 1935 to 1950s
Material
Steel
Thread
2.6x.55 (see comment *1)
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
3.95x.7 () (see comment *2)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
46
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
11 (see comment *3)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
2.9 (see comment *4)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
4.0
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: hexagonal (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Brass with a Brass finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
4.0
Bolt diameter (mm)
4.0

Comments
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.

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A manual for Tecnico sets 1-3 (in German and French)
(Scans from Urs Flammer)