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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Vintage 30 s Marx Police Motorcycle Toy
$59.88 (3 Bids)
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Vintage Tin Marx Musical Sewing Machine
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HUCKLEBERRY HOUND GO CAT FRICTION MADE BY MARX EXCELLENT CONDITION SCARCE
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Rare Desirable 5th Ave New York Marx Merrymakers Lithographed Wind Up Tin Toy
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Vintage 1940s Marx Wind Up Army 712 Sparking Airplane Good Must LK
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Tin Litho Louis Marx Co Carry All Action Fort Apache Play Set With Figures
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Vintage Tin Litho Marx 1950s 60s Lazy Day Farm Nice Lithograph
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Marx Orig Early Rin Tin Ft Apache play set 54mm Excellent
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Antique Marx 1950s Indy race car chromed tin with driver toy 165 L decorative
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Vintage Marx The Rifleman Ranch Part Downsized Cabin Roof Piece Tin Litho
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Vintage Marx Deluxe Dial Typewriter Childrens Tin Toy 1930s Made USA
$45.00
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Vintage 1940s Marx Popeye The Pilot Tin Windup Toy
$299.99
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Vintage Marx Deluxe Delivery Tin Litho Metal Toy Truck Made In USA
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1967 MARX STINGRAY TIN BICYCLE LICENSE PLATE SUPERMARIONATION SCI FI CARTOON
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Vintage Marx Tin Litho Train Erie RR Mountain Tunnel
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Marx Train Freight Station Terminal Tin Toy S O Gauge Rail Road Building 1950s
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1950s Marx Walt Disney windup Donald Duck tin litho fireman
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