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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MARX HAPPY TIME FARM SET TIN BARN WOODEN FENCE CHICKES HORSES
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Antique Tin Wind Up Toy Marx Jumpin Jeep 1930s Nice
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RARE VINTAGE 70s Spinning Music Box Charlie Chaplin Groucho Marx WC Fields WORKS
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Antique Tin Windup Disney Pluto Marx 1939
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Vintage MARX TIN LITHO WINDUP 7 Midget INDY RACE CAR Works looks Great
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Vintage MARX TIN LITHO WINDUP 45 Midget INDY RACE CAR RARE RED WHITE BLUE
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Marx Toy Tank Prewar tin Litho windup runs
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Vintage Antique Shooting Gallery Marx Army Navy Windup Working Tin Metal
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VINTAGE WIND UP TIN MARX CRAZY CAR QUEEN OF THE CAMPUS
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Vintage Marx Sanitation Garbage Truck Tin Litho With Back Sliding Door
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Vintage Marx Tin Litho Wind Up Jumpin Jeep Army Working EX+ LK
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Vintage Mar Marx Blue M15 Tin Friction Tank
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Marx Metal 2 Story Doll House 4026 in Original Box w Furniture Geo Worthington c
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1930s De Luxe Dial Tin Toy Typewriter
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MARX AMOS N ANDY WINDSHIELD WIND UP TIN TOY PARTS
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