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early0electric

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I recently got a Lionel wooden bulb holder with a tipped bulb. Due to packaging, the filament broke so it's now just a placeholder. Nonetheless, finding tipped bulbs are few and far between. It may not light, but I'm satisfied for the price I paid.
 
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Terry

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I never paid much attention to the bulbs. Do you know the dates when different type bulbs were made?

Here's an interesting trolley from the teens with a Lionel motor jammed in it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/model-train-0-scale-Trolley-Bing-chassie-Lionel-motor-f-only/264943100442?hash=item3dafd6e21a:g:7JUAAOSwlQNftGsE

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From what I've been able to discern, tipped bulbs disappeared about 1920 or so + or -. I don't have a definite date. But they sure look good on 700 series electrics!

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Agreed the tipped bulbs do look like the "cherry on top" for an early O electric or a No 6, or most any early loco.
I was able to find a box of large tipped globe bulbs that I use in lamp posts, but only illuminate on special occasions.

Terry

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Here's something neat:

 
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https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/unusual-lionel-prewar-master-carton-for-50-keys-f-864-c-00a492a8e9

Here's something I find interesting:

 
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I've owned a few of these orange 815s and even still do. EVERY one I have ever examined shows signs of being taken apart. This one too:

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Link: https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/nice-lionel-prewar-815-shell-tank-car-only-811-c-fc14c0aa03

Here's the coolest thing Stout has listed for next week:

 
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10 years ago I'd be drooling on that. Here's the auction:

https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/very-rare-lionel-prewar-electric-annunciator-bell-904-c-8fe46ae9f5

That says something. This auction has wonderful mint boxed postwar, blue comet sets and nice IVES transition stuff along with a host of nice boxed plots and I'm looking at half a 69 bell signal in the box.

Terry

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Here's some interesting things at Stout on Jan. 15th:

 
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1935 Lionel 35th anniversary desk set. I've seen these before with a plane rather than the two pens.  Neat. See it here.

Here's a 1920s era Lionel Perpetual Clock:

 
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This might be a 1920 20th anniversary item.  See it here.

Terry

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Here's something weird. . .

A Lionel 39 set from the early 1920s.

 
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It's really clean which must be driving the bidding as the set is now up to $1225.

I don't collect boxes, but I don't think those are the right trains for the box. That box is from 1920-23. In those years, the set would have had one dump car and one 117 caboose

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The loco has a pedestal headlight which dates to 1918 and before.

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The cars have black ends, and crinkle couplers. The cars are from 1916 and before.

Still a neat set, but for that price the bottoms of the cars should be yellow.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LIONEL-BOXED-PREWAR-FREIGHT-TRAIN-SET-39-STANDARD-GAUGE-3-RAIL-ELECTRIC-38-600/114688182635




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The box dividers are home-made, not original, which further points to a "put-together" set.