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.


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Antique Tin ToyPenguin FROG Lines Bros Ford V8 Tudor DInky Corgi England Marx
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Antique Tin Toy Penguin FROG Lines Bros Siddeley Armstrong Limousine UK Marx
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Vintage Wind Up Litho Boat Tin Toy Germany
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Vintage Beautiful Girls Litho Print Rattle Baby Tin Toy Japan
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VINTAGE MARX TOYS TIN WIND UP BOMBER AIRPLANE
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Barney on Dino Flintstone Pals 1962 Marx
$175.00
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Rare Vintage Early Unique Penny French Tin Car Toy Collectible
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Vintage 1950s MARX ROY ROGERS Tin DOUBLE R RANCH with 50+ Accessories Animals
$99.99
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1950s MARX TIN WIND UP YELLOW CAB 6 1 2 LONG
$47.10
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Vintage MARX Tricky Taxi Tin Toy Wind Up Litho Car 7108
$59.00
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VINTAGE MARX DICK TRACY TIN TOY SQUAD CAR
$45.00 (1 Bid)
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REX MARS Marx Planet Patrol 1950s X 92 space gun rifle rocket tinplastic
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Marx Deluxe Auto Transport Wyandott Stake Truck
$175.00
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MARX 1930S TIN LITHO WINDUP SKYVIEW YELLOW CAR TAXI CAB FRICTION CAR 65 INCHES
$25.00
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VINTAGE Louis MARX Small TOY TIN TRAIN Litho Made in Japan Battery Op RR Line
$34.00
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Vintage Large Marx Brand Metal Litho Design Doll House Two Story Dollhouse
$29.99
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Rare Marx Press SteelEarly Style AirplaneMarx Train LoadNO RESERVE
$233.50 (11 Bids)
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Antique Tin Toy Book Fire Engine Car Collectors Guide Masudaya Marx Buddy SSS
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BOX YAND MAN TOYS JAPAN 5850 SIREN FIRE TRUCK free continental US ship w BIN
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Antique 1930s Little Orphan Annie Electric Toy Play tin Stove by LOUIS MARX
$24.95
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