The collection includes approximately 200,000 mechanical technical drawings (transparencies, polyester films, blueprints) relating to SAME and Lamborghini brands made from 1927 to the end of the 1980s.
Over the course of 2016, the Historical Archive in Treviglio acquired the technical drawings collection that had previously been stored at the German headquarters of the SDF Group in Lauingen, relating to Ködel & Böhm, Fahr and DEUTZ-FAHR.
The individual drawings relate to general assemblies and/or overall views, project assemblies, views of engines, tractors, thresher, combine, cross-sections of assemblies and engines, indicating at times the codes of parts for assembly or ordering spare parts, general views with the overall and tread dimensions, bore patterns for connecting tools, and special components.
Specifically, the formats include UNI A0, A1, A2, A3, and A4 sizes. Up until 1946, the drawings bear the initials of Francesco Cassani himself.
The collection is proof of the quality of the technical development and the product genesis starting starting from the first model with diesel engine, Cassani 40 Hp, in 1927, to the design of marine and aviation engines in the Forties, to the design and construction, in 1952, of the first 4-wheel drive tractor, up until a few decades ago when computers replaced the drawing board.
The project which has been strongly supported by the company’s President began in 2011 as a result of the awareness of the historical relevance of this documentary material not only for the SDF Group, but also for the history of Italian agricultural mechanisation.
The technical drawings were stored in suitable drawers and folders, and some of them were restored, digitalized, and they can be viewed by visiting the website.