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Junior Bridge Company

(USA)

My grateful thanks to many people for help with the photos and information presented here, not least the members of the Marx Yahoo! group, and particularly Paul Fagley, Dave Hess and Ron Sullivan.

The following Junior Bridge items are listed in a catalog dated 1955, and issued by E and H Model Hobbies of Philadelphia :


101 Double Steel Trestle Bridge 27"
101L As above, with Signal Light 27"
102 Steel Trestle Bridge 18"
102L As above, with Signal Light 18"
103 Flat Type Trestle Bridge 27"
103L As above, with Signal Light 27"
103B As above, with Revolving Beacon 27"
105 Suspension Bridge 27"
105B As above, with Beacon 27"
201 Steel Girder Bridge
301 Steel Tunnel
301L Steel Tunnel, with Signal Light
401 Signal Bridge with Signal Light
501 Automatic Signal Light
601 Contactor
Beacon

Bridges

One interesting aspect of the Junior Bridge Co. bridges is the uprights of the suspension and truss bridges, which all appear to be formed from wire, whereas the uprights used by Marx and Lionel were part of the tin stamping and were, therefore, cheaper to produce, as Marx and Lionel bridges used less parts.

The bridges themselves are described by Junior Bridge Co. as Girder, Suspension and Trestle, although I think what they describe as Trestle is more correctly called Truss?

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401 Signal Bridge

Two distinct signal bridges have been identified. One has shades over the lights, stamped side bracing and a ladder, whereas the other has separately applied wire braces, and lacks both ladder and shades. Both types appear to have embossed rivet detail.

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Paper

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Catalog 1
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Catalog 2
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Catalog 3
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Catalog 4

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