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 DOLLHOUSE
$59.00
Time Remaining: 44m

Vintage Marx Tin Dick Tracy Wind Up Toy Car Missing Key and Light Siren
$39.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 59m

Vintage antique tin wind up Amos Andy Taxi
$46.00 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h

Marx Girard Whistling Train Station Tin Litho
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $49.99

Vintage 1930s Louis Marx Tin Litho WWI Tank Missing Key 10 for repair
$49.00
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $67.00

1930S MARX DICK TRACY SIREN PISTOL TIN TOY GUN
$95.00
Time Remaining: 1h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $95.00

Vintage Battery Operated Nutty Mad Indian Drummer 1960s Toy
$48.99
Time Remaining: 2h 9m

Mug featuring Marx Rin Tin Tin Fort Apache Play Set Series 5000
$22.95
Time Remaining: 2h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $22.95

Marx Lincoln Coupe 11 Pressed Steel Toy Car
$139.49 (37 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 50m

Marx 1954 Fort Apache Rin Tin Tin Fort Dearborn 60mm Skinny Indians set
$29.99
Time Remaining: 2h 59m

Marx Rin Tin Tin Lt Masters Rusty blue soft plastic Rusty is perfect
$34.33 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 13m

Marx 1953 54 Fort Apache Rin Tin Tin Fort Dearborn 60mm Indians
$31.37 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 16m

1950s PLASTIMARXMEXICAN MARX CLOWN RIDING CART PULLED BY DONKEY WINDUP TIN TOY
$119.99
Time Remaining: 3h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $119.99

Marx 1954 Fort Apache Rin Tin Tin Fort Dearborn 60mm Skinny Indians set
$29.99
Time Remaining: 3h 21m

94 VINTAGE WWII AIRPLANES VEHICULES SOLDIERS ASTRONAUTS MARX MPC 60s
$39.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3h 27m

Vtg Collectible Bar M Ranch by Marx 1950s metal boys girls
$25.00
Time Remaining: 3h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $25.00

Marx 1953 54 Fort Apache Rin Tin Tin Fort Dearborn 60mm Skinny + Other Indians
$49.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 52m

MARX TOY DART PISTOL WITH BOX AND DART LOUIS MARX AND CO
$70.00
Time Remaining: 3h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $70.00

Marx 1953 54 Fort Apache Rin Tin Tin Indians Soldiers Cavalry
$28.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h

Marx 1953 54 Fort Apache Rin Tin Tin Fort Dearborn 60mm Indians
$49.99
Time Remaining: 4h 8m

1950S MARX G MAN GUN TIN LITHO TOMMY GUN PART BULLET CANISTER MACHINE GUN
$75.00
Time Remaining: 4h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00

« Previous12345