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.

VINTAGE TIN MARX Wind Up tin Car with wooden wheels 1950s
Time Remaining: 35m

Marx East West Coast Fast Freight Tractor Trailer Pressed Steel 320 Lithograph
Time Remaining: 39m
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Vintage Marx 5 Tin Litho Wind up Sparking Tractor W Key Playwear Needs Work
Time Remaining: 52m
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Vtg Marx Metal Tin Windup Climbing Moving Farm Tractor Farm Orange Works USA
Time Remaining: 55m
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Vintage VERY RARE Tin Litho Marx Wind up Toy Lion Japan and Wind up Dog Puppy wi
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Vintage Toy tin Helicopter J Chein Co Toy Town Airways made in the USA
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Vintage MARX BALKY MULE Tin Litho with Box
Time Remaining: 1h 33m
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Large 16 Scarce Marx Tin Wind up BLONDIES JALOPY REDUCED AGAIN
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Marx 1930s Ambulance with Siren Tin Wind UP Pressed Tin
Time Remaining: 2h 1m
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Vintage 1950s Marx Tin Litho Fire Truck Friction Toy
Time Remaining: 2h 12m
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Rare 1960s Marx Tin Windup Walking King Kong
Time Remaining: 2h 42m

MARX VINTAGE Large Tin Metal Litho 2 Story Dollhouse GREAT CONDITION
Time Remaining: 2h 59m

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Original 1930s MARX Tin Litho LONESOME PINE Caravan Travel Trailer w Pull Hook
Time Remaining: 3h 20m
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Handmade Popeye for Marx Tin rollover Toy Train 855
Time Remaining: 3h 26m

Vintage MARX SPARKLING SOLDIER MOTORCYCLE tin litho wind up 1940s orig box WORKS
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Vintage mar tin train tunnel
Time Remaining: 4h 18m
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1950s MARX Crazy Car Dipsy Dora Tin Lithographed Wind Up Car
Time Remaining: 4h 33m
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vintage Marx tin lithograph truck Gold Star transfer
Time Remaining: 4h 48m

Vintage 50s Tin Battery Op Remote Controlled POLICE CAR by LineMar Marx Japan
Time Remaining: 4h 54m
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