Lionel No. 26 Red Illuminated Bumper was produced by The Lionel Corporation in the USA from 1948-1950. O scale. Die cast with silver metal contact buffer. There are some scratches and small chips. No rust. It has not been recently tested. Includes the original box which has a missing flap on one end (the end is present. See pictures). Includes a photocopy (not original) of the “How to Install” instructions.
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The 26 Illuminated Bumper is the predecessor to the infamous 260 Illuminated Bumper. Externally, the 26 and 260 are almost identical -- with the only difference being the coupler plunger. On the 26, the plunger is constructed from a silver metal material, while the 260 has a black plastic plunger.
The 26 Illuminated bumper is a painted red die-cast metal bumper with illumination plus a red jewel cap on the top. The silver metal plunger on the side is spring loaded and protects the bumper from runaway freight cars!
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