Check out our other listings for an earlier side-plate version of the Type B!
You are looking at 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. This one could be among the earliest (books call it first version). I believe this one is from no later than 1921:
- It is 50 watts (vs. 75)
- The plate is brass (vs. nickle), putting it probably earlier in the "late" range, ie. 1921
- Plate is on the top (vs. on the side)
- It is 25 volts
INTERESTING: The 50 watt, brass plate versions are usually identifed as first version, 1916. However, this plate is on the top of the transformer, which usually means it is later in the early year range. However, the reported 50 watt versions are either "first/1916" or considered late runs, which would have nickel plates.
These earlier transformers are great because there are SO many voltage combinations possible, all the way up to 25 volts, which you need to push your Standard Gauge and many larger O gauge. For contrast, many postwar transformers top out at 15-18 volts.
CONDITION: C-6 Very good. Tested and works on all channels. Brass faceplate shows some scratches and general wear. Cord is a replacement from sometime in its life and is in good safe shape. Pictures show it all!