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.


1930s MARX SPEED WAY COUP TIN LITHO WIND UP TOY CAR GREAT DISPLAY PIECE
$87.01 (5 Bids)
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Dick Tracy No 1 Squad Car Large Marx tin windup high grade condition 1949
$325.00
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ALL ORIGINAL MARX FLASH GORDON ROCKET FIGHTER SPACE TOY 1952
$950.00
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Marx Rin Tin Tin Fort Apache Playset Tin CAVALRY HEADQUARTERS BUILDING Stable
$39.99
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vintage old marx Line Mar play set farm barn tin tractor chicken coop parts
$50.00
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Vintage Collector Marx E12 1930s Tin Toy Army Tank
$21.98
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Vintage Marx Carry All Cape Kennedy Action Play Set Tin Space Case Only
$19.99
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Marx Brothers Drive Ur Self tin wind up car with key
$69.00 (16 Bids)
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1950s MARX Tin Plastic CROP DUSTER AIRPLANE + HANGAR SET + BOX 6 inch Plane
$144.50
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Marx Newlywed 1920s tin Lot Of Antique Doll House Furniture 5 rooms 20 pieces
$275.00
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MARX TRICKY TAXI TIN WIND UP TOY 4 1 2
$80.00
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Vintage JUNIOR TYPEWRITER Metal Tin Litho Childs Toy
$35.00
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1933s Girard Louis Marx Co sedan custom style w siren and wind up work
$500.00
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1933s Girard Louis Marx Co sedan custom style w lights and wind up work
$300.00
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1960s MARX SUPER SERVICE CENTER TIN GAS STATION 24 HOUR ROOF SIGN PLAYSET PART
$49.99
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VINTAGE MARX TIN LITHO WIND UP TOY RACE CAR 3 WORKING LOOK
$29.99
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1920s MARX HOME TOWN NEWLYWED TIN TOY DOLL HOUSE FURNITURE SAVINGS BANK COUNTER
$49.99
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1920s MARX NEWLYWED TIN TOY DOLL HOUSE DINING ROOM TABLE MINIATURE FURNITURE
$27.50
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Awesome Rare Pressed Steel White Cloverdale Farms Dairy Truck Toy MARX 1930s
$179.00
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VINTAGE 40s MARX RING THE BELL Tin Litho Toy Shooting Gallery Dart Gun Game
$39.99
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VINTAGE MARX JAPAN TIN FRICTION TOY OLD FASHIONED LIMOUSINE WITH BOX VERY NICE
$59.99
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