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 Wind Up KO Trademark Circus Car Litho Tin Toy Japan
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rare Parts for 1930S Marx Amos n Andy Taxi Andy Figure near mint condition
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MARX Tin Litho Wind up 1950s ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE 11 inch
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Louis Marx American Roll Game No G First Skee Ball Great Condition
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Marx Old Jalopy Tin Toy RARE Orange color
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Large Vintage 1950s Tin Marx The Magic Barn Tractor in Box No Tractor
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1960s Lazy Day Farm Marx Pressed tin litho farm playset toy 11 1 2 x 9 x 9
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1930s MARX tin litho Service Station Island Gas Pump Oil Rack Toy Parts
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Antique Marx Milton Berle Vintage Windup Tin Toy Car Vintage With Box
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Vintage 1950s Marx Sand Gravel Truck Dump Truck Tin Toy Original
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Vintage MARX Plastic Toy Farm Wagon and Pair Team of Tin Farm Horses
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1950s Marx Lithograph Tin Dollhouse
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Vintage Marx Pull Ride On Train Tin Toy Great Advertising or General Store Item
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DUMBO LEG FOR MARX FLIP OVER TIN TOY PARTS
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OLD JALOPY CAR TRUCK TIN LITHOWITH RUBBER TIRES MADE IN JAPAN VINTAGE
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VINTAGELOUIS MARX 1948 HONEYMOON EXPRESS wind up tin toy WORKS GREATNo train
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MARX JUMPIN JEEP W BOX TIN LITHO WINDUP CIRCA 1940s WORKING FULL ACTION LK
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Vtge Marx Tin Toy Farm Tractor Implement Tow Behind Red Plow W Balloon Wheels
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Vintage Marx Donkey Pulling Cart Rider Tin Windup Toy
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Marx Toy NOS Metal Jungle Hunter Dart Game Slight Rust Nics On Back 28X16 1 4
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23 Vintage MARX Tin Litho Soldiers Targets WWI Near Mint
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