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LIONEL 800 Series - #810 Crane - Pre-War 0 Gauge --(sorry SOLD)
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LIONEL 800 Series - #810 Crane - Pre-War 0 Gauge --(sorry SOLD)
LIONEL 800 Series - #810 Crane - Pre-War 0 Gauge --(sorry SOLD)
LIONEL 800 Series - #810 Crane - Pre-War 0 Gauge --(sorry SOLD)
LIONEL #810 Crane - Pre-War 0 Gauge

The Lionel 800 Series cars boast very nice detailing, as well as bright colors and brass or nickel accents. According to our Greenberg's book, this series was first introduced in 1915, and was manufactured until about 1942. The cars in this series were built primarily on either a 6-1/2" or an 8-7/8" frame, although there were a few with a 5-1/2" frame. The have deeply embossed sides and bright colors, similar to their counterparts in the larger, standard gauge size. We are currently offering several cars in the 800 series for sale.

This car is the Lionel #810 Crane. It is one of the larger sized O freight cars that Lionel produced during this period. It has yellow colored cab, a red roof, bright green boom, and a black frame. It has nickel plates and trim, nickel journals, and couplers on both ends. The plates read "Made by The Lionel Corporation New York" and "No. 810 Lifting Capacity 10-tons". TheLionel #810 measures 8-7/8" long (frame) with a 9-1/2" boom. It was manufactured between 1934 and 1938.

The three aluminum turned knobs are all in wonderful working order. The crane boom raises and lowers with ease, the hook drops smoothly on its cable, and the crane body pivots easily on the frame of the car. The entire car is in incredible condition, and one of my favorites in the series. Looking at the underside, there is no oiling instruction sticker present.

Considering the estimated 70+ years age of this car, I am amazed at the nice condition. These were designed for children to play with, yet it has survived without the amount of rust and dents and damage one would expect. If it has been repaired or restored in any way, it has been with the utmost care.

Please note: We have not tested any of the model trains on the website, as I unfortunately lack the knowledge to test them without damaging them, and I do not have the necessary track or transformers. I can say that the trains currently on this site came from a single collection in my family, and the owner would have likely maintained them. However, I must state that they are sold "as is". I try very hard to accurately describe the items on this site. However, if you have any questions, please email us by using the Contact tab on our Home page. I will be happy to provide additional pictures and answer any questions you may have.
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