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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Vintage MARX Early 1950s Caterpillar Climbing Tractor Tin Wind Key Included
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Marx Linemar Line Mar Japan Tin Windup Motorized M 55 Tank w Box Still Works
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Vintage Marx Tin Litho Wind Up Leaping Lena Jalopy Car With Driver EX LK
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MARX TIN LITHO DAY NITE SERVICE CENTER
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Vintage tin toy Fork Lift Marx Line Mar Japan 5 1 2 in long 2 in wide Rare item
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Vintage MARX Wind Up Military Tin Toy Tanks 2
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Early Marx Tin Litho Funny Flivver Wind Up Car
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Vintage Marx Toy Tin Litho Dial Typewriter Kids Toy Collectible
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VINTAGE MARX AUTOMATIC SCORE SKEE BALL TIN GAME w SCORE COLUMNS
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Vintage 1955 Rin Tin Tin Marx Figures Rusty Rip Masters Rin Tin Tin
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Vintage Marx 1955 Rin Tin Tin Figures LT Rip Masters and Rusty In Blue
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Vintage Marx 1955 Rin Tin Tin Marked On Bottom
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VINTAGE MARX 1955 RIN TIN TIN LT RIP MASTERS FIGURE SCREEN GEMS
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Marx Raytheon Missile Test Center Building 1950s Tin Litho Headquarters Clean
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Marx lineMar tin winding key
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LOUIS MARX CO MARX TOYS 4177 ELECTRONIC BATTERY OPERATED FIGHTER AIRPLANE
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Vintage Marx Litho Tin Happi Time Farm
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MARX NO 5 ROLL OVER TANK TIN WIND UP TOY 1930s WORKS
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MARX QUEEN OF THE CAMPUS JALOPY TIN WIND UP TOY COLORFUL 1930s COMPLETE WORKS
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