As with all of the Lionel items that used a battery, collectors should examine the interior of this newsstand for any damage resulting from battery leakage, and note the inscription on the bottom as is pictured to the right.
This battery circuit was triggered by the No. 90 controller. There are four wiring connections on the bottom. The instructions also indicate how to use the No. 145C Track Contactor to activate the horn. A No. 153C Track Contactor could also be used for this purpose.
The interior of the newsstand is lighted by an No. L53 bulb which is the only reason for a direct connection to the transformer.
This accessory has a BROWN plastic base with a bench on one side of a YELLOW plastic structure with a SILVER roof. Commonly missing items include the posters, replicated foliage, opaque window glass, and the roof. Most of these parts are available as reproductions. Note: These parts are not labeled as reproductions. It is difficult today to find the Newsstand With Horn complete with all of the original parts in the original box as it was offered for sale during the years of production.
Only one instructions sheet was issued for this newsstand with horn. Printed with BROWN ink on YELLOW paper, No. 114-32 is dated 8-57. The front page is pictured below.
There are no variations.
Dimensions: 8" long, 7" wide, 3-1/4" high.