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.


Marx Tin White Hook Ladder Fire Truck VFD 9 BIG Restore or Parts
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1950s LOUIS MARX TOY COMPANY TIN LITHO TRAIN TUNNEL ERIE RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE RR
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Vintage Drum Shape Golden King Embossed Litho Whistle Tin Toy
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1930S Marx Tin Sedan Body part for w electro motor+ light original
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MARX NEW YORK CENTRAL LINE TIN COAL VINTAGE TOY TRAIN CAR VTG
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Marx RING A LING CIRCUS leader fugure
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Vintage Marx Tin Litho 2 Story Dollhouse furniture
$28.99
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Tin Litho USMC Amphibious Landing Toy Vintage
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Vintage 1950s Louis Marx Milton Berle Crazy Car Tin Wind Up Toy Works Great
$120.00
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WWI ERA CHILDS DOUGH BOY HELMET FIGHTING SQUADRON DECAL MARX TIN METAL
$49.96
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VINTAGE 11 MARX RED TIN WIND UP COVERTABLE ROADSTER
$31.20
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Rare 1950s Marx 365 Highway Express Van Lines Truck Toy Near Mint
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Vintage 1940s Marx WindUp Tin Friction Cat Kitten Chasing Wood Ball 1940s Vtg
$29.99
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MARX TIN LITHO LAZY DAY FARM BARN WITH 10 ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES FEED BOX HAY BAGS
$54.95
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ANTIQUE MARX WINDUP TIN TOYLAND FARM PRODUCTS MILK WAGON WITH HORSE
$75.00
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VINTAGE MARX DICK TRACY SQUAD CAR NO 1
$22.50 (2 Bids)
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Marx Toy ID Book Robot Tin Litho Wind Up Train Car Etc
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ANTIQUE MARX TOY AMERICAN MADE TIN GAS STATION WITH GLASS GAS BULBS AND NOZZLES
$110.27 (3 Bids)
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MARX BALLERRINA WIND UP TIN USA
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Rare Vintage MARX CATERPILLAR TIN BULLDOZER
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1930 MARX Toys Tin Toy Sunny Side Service Station Playset
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