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 Louis Marx Toy Company Automatic Score Deluxe Electric Midway Pinball
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1960s Marx Walt Disney Davy Crockett Alamo Tin Litho Building With Plastic Men
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MARX 2 INDY CAR LARGE 12 1 2 INCHES MISSING DRIVER
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JAPAN STP 19 LOTUS FORD GASOLINE TREATMENT SPECIAL INDY CAR LARGE 12 INCHES
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Vintage Marx Wind Up Tin Toy Car Racer
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Vintage NRFB 1968 Louis Marx Pull Lever Learn Tin Cash Register
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Marx Skyhawk Tin Wind Up Twin Planes Toy Very Good Condition
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Vintage Marx Tin Toy Wind Up Pluto Watch Me Roll Over 1939 Walt Disney Productio
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Old Tin MARX HAROLD LLOYD Vintage WIND UP Toy
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VERY NICE VINTAGE MARX 1949 WIND UP DICK TRACY SQUAD CAR 1 11
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1938 Marx Disney Enteprizes Ferdinand The Bull Matador Tin Windup
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Vintage 1965 Marx Single Story Tin Chicken Coup 196
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LINEMAR WALT DISNEYS PLUTO ON A WIND UP TRICYCLE TIN CELLULOID MARX 50s
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marx wyandotte car carrier vintage toy
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1950s MARX Crazy Car Disney Dipsy Dan Tin Lithographed Wind Up Car
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