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.


1960s Marx Fort Apache Play Set Tin Litho Cavalry Supply Building
$20.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 43m

VINTAGE CAPITOL AIRLINES TIN TOY AIRLINE VISCOUNT
$91.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 55m

MARX POPEYE AND OLIVE OYL ROOF JIGGERS TIN WINDUP TOY VINTAGE
$120.38 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 12m

VINTAGE Original litho MARX TRACTOR FARM SET 50s 60s
$70.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 23m

Marx Alamo Heritage play set Chapel in tin litho
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1h 26m

Original1940s Linemar Cary Crow Tin Litho Windup Hopping Toy Marx Japan
$127.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 54m

Set of Vintage 1950s Marx Rin Tin Tin Fort Apache 7th Cavalry Plastic Figures NR
$95.00
Time Remaining: 1h 54m

MARX Querstrahlruder Unit made in W Germany Boat Submarine drive FREE ship
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1h 58m

Marx Pressed Steel Toys Junior Dial Typewriter Tin Toy
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2h 3m

VINTAGE MARX TIN LITHOGRAPHED DOLL BLACK TRAVEL TRUNK WITH STICKER MOTIF
$29.99
Time Remaining: 2h 5m

Vintage Wyandotte Marx Easter Bunny Harley Davidson Tin Motorcycle Side Car Toy
$49.99
Time Remaining: 2h 14m

Vintage Marx Toys Electric Shot Game
$85.00
Time Remaining: 2h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $85.00

Marx Orig Rin Tin Tin Excellent 60mm Tin Cabin
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2h 37m

Vintage 1930S Marx Midget Boat Tail Racer 3
$75.00
Time Remaining: 2h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00

Vintage Marx Tin Litho Wind Up Jumpin Jeep Army Working EX+ LK
$135.00
Time Remaining: 2h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $135.00

Original MARX 1949 Tin Wind Up Toy Dick Tracy Squad Car NO1
$99.99
Time Remaining: 3h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99

Marx Metal Toy Stake Bed Truck
$120.00
Time Remaining: 3h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $120.00

Vintage 1940s 50s Marx No 1 Fire Dept Chief Tin Wind Up Car Working
$125.00
Time Remaining: 3h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $125.00

50s Marx Line Mar Farm playset Hay elevator tin old Factory stock MIB original
$35.01 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 2m

1968 Vintage Marx Fighting Knights Play Set Style 4635 Tin Carry All
$29.99
Time Remaining: 4h 18m

Original In Box Old Marx Linemar Tin Toy Clarabell Clown Howdy Doody
$900.00
Time Remaining: 4h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $900.00

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