153C
Contactor
1946 - 1969


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History
The 153C Contactor was originally built for the 153 Block Signal. It is a single-pole, double-throw weight activated contactor. After the introdution of the 153C contactor in 1946, it was subsequently included with many other Lionel accessories throughout the postwar era.

When Lionel included the contactor with an accessory, it did not come in its own individual box. It was not until the early 1950s when Lionel began to sell the 153C in its own separate sale box. Atlhough an exact year is not known for the introduction of the separate sale box, most Lionel historians believe it was introduced sometime between 1950 and 1952.

Features
Standard features of the 153C include: black stamped sheet metal construction, adjustment spring and three wire clips.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
As with many of the smaller individually packaged items sold by Lionel, locating the original box is usually more difficult than locating the item. The actual 153C contactor is extremely easy to locate while its original box is hard to find -- especially the one-year-only OPS version from 1952.

Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above - 153C Contactors are made of stamped sheet metal with thre wire clips.

153 Contactor
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Contactor1946 - 1969:Printed OPS1952
~ ~ ~ ~~:Late Classic1956 - 1958

Inventory For Sale
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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