Here is a vintage Lionel transformer from around 100 years ago!! It has been tested for voltage on all contacts, and it is performing as it should.
Lionel produced this transformer in various versions from 1916-1938. I believe this one is likely from around 1921:
- It has the SIDE FACEPLATE, generally an indicator of early production (vs. on the TOP)
- The Faceplate is NICKEL (vs. Brass) which is interesting, because usually that is an indicator of later production
- It is 75 watts (vs. 50)
- It is 25 volts
These earlier transformers are great because there are SO many voltage combinations possible, all the way up to 25 volts, which you really need to push your Standard Gauge and many larger O gauge trains. For contrast, many postwar transformers top out at 15-18 volts.
CONDITION: C-6 Very good. Tested and works on all contacts. Metal case has scratches and wear. NICKEL faceplate shows some scratches and general wear. Cord is a very thick industrial replacement from sometime in its life and is in good safe shape. The plug has the cardboard insulator, so be aware of that. With a COPY of the original instructions. Pictures show it all!