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 Tin Litho Wind Up Toy Hopping Cary the Crow
$43.66 (14 Bids)
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Vintage Marx Tin Carry All Action Johnny Apollo Moon Launch Play Set 4630 CLEAN
$109.99
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Vintage Lone Ranger tin windup
$50.00 (1 Bid)
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marx tin race car 5
$107.50 (8 Bids)
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VINTAGE MARX TURNOVER TANK NO 3 TIN WIND UP GREAT LITHO WORKS
$85.00
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Old Tin MARX HONEYMOON EXPRESS Vintage WIND UP Toy
$66.00 (17 Bids)
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1920 MARX CROSS COUNTRY FLYER Tin Wind Up Biplane Zeppelin AIR MAIL HANGER
$986.34
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ON SALE NOW Vintage Marx Tin Happi Time Barn Silo 30 pieces 1950s
$77.99
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MARX PLAYSET 7TH CAVALRY WITH SWORD 60MM IN AWESOME TAN RIN TIN TIN
$69.99
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vintage Louis Marx windup chiming toy train1966 Japancollector
$39.99
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Vintage Marx Tin Pressed Steel Farm Truck 1940s or 1950s No Markings
$59.99
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MARX Tin Lithographed CHICKEN COOP from Farm Playset
$31.00 (4 Bids)
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1950s MARX TIN toy KEY WIND UP TRAIN SET LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 3 CARS CABOOSE
$24.95 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE TIN WINDUP TOY MARX SAFE DRIVING SCHOOL CAR No1 DUAL CONTROL USA 1940s R
$27.50
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Vintage 1950s Marx Toys Extremely Large Scale USMC Landing Craft Duck Clean
$39.99
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Antique Tin Truck Deluxe Delivery by Louis Marx Company Yellow Green
$99.95
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MARX HAPPY TIME TIN 1950s FARM PLAYSET SILO OPEN DOORS FARM ANIMALS
$34.99
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VTG 1940S 50S MARX LINEMAR DISNEY DONALD DUCK NEPHEW TIN LITHO FRICTION TOY
$81.00 (9 Bids)
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Vintage Tin Toy Japanese Officer Motorcycle Marx Old Honda Friction No1874
$49.99
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VINTAGE WORKING TIN MARX JUNIOR DIAL TYPEWRITER TOY
$19.95
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Vintage MARX US Armed Forces Training Center tin litho building EXCELENT
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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