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Tecno Meccanico Construction Sets

Tecno Meccanico was a Meccano-like construction system. It is was made in Italy in at least the 1950s. Some curiosities: 7x5 hole plates beaded on the long sides, and the flat and flanged trunnions have no gaps, pulleys with 50 mm. in diameter appear in the catalog as those of MECCANO (it says radial) but they are actually solid with 8 holes, and the 6x3 mm open cylinder. appears in the catalog as MECCANO but it is replaced by a showy 4 cm open boiler. diameter and 7 holes long.

Brief details - Distance between holes 12.70 mm., Diameter of holes and axles 4.3 mm. and 4.06 mm. respectively. Number of different part types 66.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Poli Martino, Montichiari - Brescia, Italy

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for TECNO MECCANICO

System Type
Very like Meccano
known in 1954 (see comment *1)
Boss Type
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
66 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Name one word in manual. Red/green parts as MECCANO except 7 holes Trunnions; 5*7 holes Flanged Plate(s), Boiler 4cm Ø*17 holes long; 8 holes 50mm Pulley(s). Parts including Flex Plate(s) & a few gears. *2From Print Ref. *3But near 300 listed in manual.

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

Photos of Tecno Meccanico set 8. The box is dated 1954
(Added 16/06/2020)