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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1920s 30s PRESSED STEEL TRAIN MARX WYONDOTTE ORIGINAL LOOK
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Old MARX Tin Litho Key Wind Train CASEY JR DISNEYLAND EXPRESS GREEN ENGINE
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Vintage Fine Unique Handcrafted Tin Baby Doll House Sleeping Bed Toy Germany
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Rare Vintage Mechanical Litho Tortoise Tin Toy England
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Working Marx Toy Vintage Green Tractor Tin Litho Wind up Toy
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Vintage Marx Tin Wind up Tractor No 1334539
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8 Vintage 50s Mini Small Tin Coach Bus Truck Car Toy Collectible Marx Brothers
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1950 Marx Tin Lithograph USA Army Truck Lumar
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Original Marx Lazy Day Farm Truck 18 inches Long 1950s Collectors Quality
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Vintage 50s Marx Fort Apache Rin Tin Tin 60mm skinny Apache figures teepee
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Rare Marx Collectible Vintage Toy Truck Pressed Steel With Litho Print 1940 50s
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Marx Linemar Line Mar Japan Tin Windup Motorized M 55 Tank w Box Still Works
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MARX Tin Litho Wind up 1950s ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE 11 inch
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FORT COMANCHE PLASTIC PARTS PIECES PLAY SET APACHE MARX JUNK DRAWER LOT NO TIN
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Vintage MARX Tricky Taxi Tin Toy Wind Up Litho Car 7108
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Louis Marx VINTAGE PATROL TIN ORIGINAL RARE 30s Police siren car ANTIQUE PD
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Early Marx Tin Litho Funny Flivver Wind Up Car
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Marx 1950s Colonial Dollhouse 2 Story Tin Lithograph
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1930s LOUIS MARX Co HOME DEFENSE WIND UP TIN LITHO MACHINE GUN WORKS
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