Marx Tin Toys

Marx Tin Toys

Louis Marx & Co. was founded in 1919 by Louis and David Marx in Erie, Pennsylvania. Marx specialized in and became the dominant American manufacturer of tin toys that reflected the quality and design inspiration of their European counterparts. Marx achieved a dominant position in the U. S. market during the 1950s and 1960s. Friction-based trains, fire engines, and cars were introduced in 1948. The Marx plant in Girard, PA first produced the famous Marx trains while automobiles and other vehicles were first produced at a new factory in Glendale, West Virginia. In 1955, electric trains and automobiles were introduced. Marx established factories in 10 countries by 1964 and licensed others for export. Nevertheless, the Japanese were flooding the market with low cost, mass produced tin toys, and by the 1970s tin was being replaced by plastic and newer metal alloys. Marx's first plastic toys were very disappointing for their lack of durability, and they soon switched to a stronger variation of polyethylene. Quaker Oats bought the company in 1972 upon Louis Marx' retirement, and under corporate ownership the culture of the company suffered and the new product introductions began to fail after a near perfect string of successes. In 1978, the original Louis Marx & Co. ceased production.


1930s Marx Camouflage E 12 Wind Up Tin Litho Army Sparkling Tank 95 long
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VINTAGE MARX 1950 60s ALAMO TIN BUILDING
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1930s Marx RANGE RIDER Tin Linthographed Wind Up Toy Cowboy Horse Lasso
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Marx Toy Truck Cattle
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1930s MARX Racer 12 Tin Toy Wind Up Indy Car 17 Long
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MARX TIN LITHO Plastic SAND GRAVEL DUMP TRUCK TOY Great Condition 12
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Vintage Marx Tin Pressed Steel Lazy Day Farms Toy Dairy Truck USA NY 1950s
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Rare Vintage Unique Shape Litho Friction Elephant Tin Toy Japan
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MARX PLAY SET MARX TOY TIN GAS STATION and some parts
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Walt Disneys DONALD DUCK DUET 1947 Marx Toys
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TOY TIN GAS STATION and some partsLOT 5
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1930s MARX Toyland Milk Cream Farm Products Horse Drawn Cart Tin Litho Toy
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Vintage Marx Tin Litho Honeymoon Express Wind Up Toy Works
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VTG MARX FARM TRUCK TIN LITHO PLASTIC BATTERY OPERATED BOXED
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All Original Vintage Metal Set Shot NBA basketball Game w Plastic Shooter
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Vintage 1950s Tin Litho Marx Caribbean Luxury Liner Friction Toy Ship USA
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Vintage Old German Germany Limousine Driver Part for Tin Windup Wind Up Toy Car
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Vintage Old Driver part for windup tin toy car or truck Possibly Marx or Chein
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Vintage Old MARX Indy 500 Style Tin Windup Wind Up Toy Race Racer Car
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Antique Jazzbo Jim Tin Wind Up Toy with Partial Original Box
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Vintage Marx Balloon Tire Racer Wind Up Car Tin Litho Indy Midget Sprint USA
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