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.


1950s Made in Japan Orient Express Street Car Original
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Marx Tin Bird Litho Lithograph Green Vtg 1960s Songbird Wind Up Toy WORKS
$38.99
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1950s Made in Japan Central Express Street Car Original
$29.95
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1950s Made in Japan Pacific Express Street Car Red Original
$29.95
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1950s Made in Japan Pacific Express Street Car Green Red Original
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2 Vintage Marx Rail Road Cars Rock Island 552
$24.99
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1950s Made in Japan Pacific Coast Special Train Steet Car Nice Original
$59.95
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Original In Box Old Marx Linemar Tin Toy Clarabell Clown Howdy Doody
$700.00
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Vintage MARX Lithographed Tin ToyTrunk and Suitcase
$45.44 (5 Bids)
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Vintage Marx tin litho 2 Story House Mansion 1859 orange brick nice shape inco
$19.99
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ANTIQUE MARX DELUXE TYPE WRITER FROM THE EARLY 1900S ORIG BOX WITH DIRECTIONS
$165.00
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Marx 1930s motorcycle cop 8 balloon tires wind up toy
$235.00
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Marx Falcon Yellow Pressed Tin Friction Very Good Condition
$164.95
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VINTAGE MARX PRETTY MAID METAL TOY STOVE OVEN
$24.99
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Vintage 1930s Marx Tin Toy Mammoth Zeppelin 27 Inch Part Pre War
$185.00
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Antique 1927 Louis Marx Co Tin Wind Up Buck Rogers Spaceship
$150.00
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DICK TRACY DAUGHTER MARX 1955 BONNY BRAIDS 12 CREEPING ACTION WIND UP DOLL
$74.99
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Original large Marx tin plate toy USS Washington Battleship
$75.60
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LIMOUSINE FROM MARX 1950 YEARS
$96.79
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VINTAGE TIN MARX Wind Up tin Car with wooden wheels 1950s
$19.99
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Vintage Marx Tin Wind Up Main Street Repainted
$135.00
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