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.


Vintage Marx Toy Tin Litho Wind Up Train
$39.99 (1 Bid)
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Marx Tin Litho Horse Vintage Missing Wagon it Pulled
$29.99
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Louis Marx Co Wind up Tin Litho Hopping Piggy
$29.99
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Vintage Marx 1950s Tin Dollhouse 32 Pieces Furniture Made in USA New York
$124.99
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RARE Tin Wind Up learn to drive Car by Marx WORKS Safe Driving School 1950s
$50.00
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Vintage Marx Line Mar Japan RCA Americas Finest Television tin metal toy car
$25.00
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Marx Tin Litho Army Training Center Headquarters Building T3 21
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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VTG 60S MARX HELMET BATTLE ROMAN EAGLE TIN SOLDIER BEN HUR KING ARTHUR TOY
$49.99
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Vintage Marx Mar Tin Litho Lazy Day Farms Mid Century Toy Barn Plus Addition
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Vintage Marx Tin Litho Wind Up Toy Tank For Parts or restore
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old classic toy vtg bulldozer wind up motor tin old classic marx antique maybe
$30.00
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Very rare 1930S Marx Tin Sedan w electro motor lights working 100 original
$650.00
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RIN TIN TIN MARX FORT APACHE VINTAGE 1950S PLAY SET
$59.00
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RARE MARX TIK TAK TRAPEZE ACROBAT TIN WINDUP 1920S
$135.00
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Vintag Marx Budget Bank Metal Tin US Flag Capitol Patriotic Antique 1940s Toy
$26.05 (9 Bids)
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Early Tin Litho GIBBS Gas Service Station
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Marx Butter Egg Man Duck Tin Wind up Toy RARE Factory Color Misprint no Red
$975.00
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Vintage Friction MT Trademark Buick Electra 68 4702 Litho Car Tin Toy Japan
$129.38
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Vintage Elephant Playing Drum ALPS Mark Litho Battery Tin Toy Japan
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rare Parts for 1930S Marx Amos n Andy Taxi Andy Figure near mint condition
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Unusual Antique tin race car Bing Marx Gilbert Gunthermann
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